Friday, February 5, 2016

War and Peace

Have you peeps been watching War and Peace?

It's BBC produced mini-series event on Lifetime, A & E, and The History Channel. Although we are nearing the end you can watch online in connection with your cable carrier.

The sets and costumes are absolutely GORGEOUS!

The casting divine.You PBS lovers will recognize Lily James who portrayed Rose on Downton Abbey (and the lead in the recent adaptation of Cinderella).

And James Norton who stars as the whiskey swigging vicar in Grantchester.

If you read War and Peace in high school or college the story will come flooding back to you but if you didn't don't worry.

This is basically a love triangle set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars in czarist Russia (hence the magnificent costumes).

It's a near perfect historical fiction saga full of unrequited love,betrayal,downright youthful stupidity and the redemptive power of forgiveness. If you are not a football fan this might be a good weekend to binge watch this and get caught up for Monday!

Have a fun filled and safe weekend! And you football fans...I hope your team wins.;-)
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Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I told my cousin just last night that she'd better DVR War and Peace tout de suite. My words "The ballroom at the Czar's house is better than Versailles."
Cannot wait for the last episode. Monday seems SO far away.

Eilis said...

I have been hiding under a rock...but War and Peace sounds like a good reason to come out. Thanks for telling me about something worthwhile to watch (especially since Downton Abbey is almost over...)

a writing place said...

Lovely costumes and sets, yes.

Story, no.

Yes, I am a wimp. :-)


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lisa, I have not been watching this one but looks like I better get with it. I recognize the talent from Downton Abbey and Grantchester. Love your photos. Have a nice rest of the weekend. xo

Laura said...

Oh gosh- where have I been?
I will look into this immediately.
The photographs are as lovely as your blog design!

Saleslady371 said...

I hadn't heard about this series. The costumes are gorgeous and the story sounds intriguing. I don't get lifetime but I bet it's on Hulu. I did watch the football game and our team won!

Liz Hockamier said...

I'm not quite sure how this one slipped by me. But thanks to you, I have it queued up on Amazon Prime!
Thank you!

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