Daily Archives: December 14, 2018

Thoughts On The Downton Abbey Teaser Trailer

When Downton Abbey left the air in 2015 (or 2016 if you were in the States), it left a mark on our culture as few television shows have.

The teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey movie was released today.

Like all teaser trailers, this trailer gives nothing away, other than the movie is coming. The job of the teaser trailer is to announce that the movie is coming and to start to drum up excitement for the movie.

Downton Abbey is and will always be one of my favorite television shows. I am super excited about this movie and I cannot wait for it to hit theaters next fall.

 

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Flashback Friday- MTV Cribs (2000-Present)

One’s home says a lot about who they are, how they live and what they believe. When it comes to celebrity, those of us who do not live that lifestyle might be a tad curious to see how the other half lives.

MTV Cribs has been part of the MTV lineup for nearly two decades. A variation ofΒ Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous for the MTV generation, the show takes viewers inside the homes of their favorite performers.

I have two reactions to show. My late teens and early twenties self enjoyed MTV Cribs because it was a window into a world that is not my own. But my thirty something self says that it feels weird to want to take a tour of another person’s home because of their fame.

Do I recommend it? Not really.

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Emma: The Wild and Wanton Edition Book Review

Sometimes, the deepest loves start out as a friendship.

This is the case of Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley in Jane Austen’s 1815 classic, Emma.

Putting a new spin on Emma, Micah Persell published Emma: The Wild and Wanton Edition in 2013 with the help of Jane Austen.

Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley have known each other their entire lives. They are even related, due to the marriage of his younger brother and her elder sister. Emma is described as handsome, rich and clever in the opening passage of the novel. She is the queen of her world and she thinks that she knows it all at the age of twenty-one. Her newest enterprise is playing matchmaker, an endeavor that may not end as neatly as she predicts it to be. George Knightley is her neighbor and sixteen years her senior. He tries to guide her in the right direction, but Emma rebuffs his guidance.

Neither knows that the other has the hots for each other. Will they get together or will their differing views of the world keep them apart?

I’m going to put it out there, because there is no other way to say it. It’s Emma with sex scenes. The thing to remember about Jane Austen is that she knew how to slip in sexual tension between her romantic leads without being obvious. When it comes to modern writers adding the sex scenes, it has to feel organic, especially when the writer decide to stay in the early 19th century instead of adapting the story in a more modern era. Ms. Persell succeeds at organically adding the sex scenes without causing a major disruption to the narrative. My only criticism is that there were sections of the novel where she could have added additional sex scenes instead of keeping those specific sections as Jane Austen wrote them.

But overall, it’s not only one of the better published fanfictions that I’ve read.

I recommend it.

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