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The Emperor Wears No Clothes (at Brideshead),
This review is from: Brideshead Revisited: The Complete Collection (30th Anniversary Remastered Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)This television drama is the ultimate example of late 20th century 'kidology' Hundreds of thousands of middle class 'aspirational' types swoon and coo about 'How wonderful' it is, simply because they dare not be the first to state the truth. IT IS MIND NUMBINGLY DULL AND UTTERLY PRETENTIOUS.
Notice the language of many of the reviews. Many of the reviewers actually merge into Brideshead character using language that is unusual for this day and age. Admirably....beastly....GET A GRIP!
I have allowed ONE STAR because, failing to find any temazipam, a half hour of Brideshead's homoeroticism, limited gene pool aristocratic inbreediness and horse-faced catholicism is more than enough to secure a firm hold on the beginnings of a wonderfully restfull nights sleep.
BRIDESHEAD REVISITED: Televisual Barbiturates for the non-pretentious....
Also the two thousand, four hour episodes seems to last forever!!!
Paint drying never seemed so exciting.
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Initial post: 8 Mar 2012 17:06:30 GMT
Get a grip says:
Why buy it then!!!! You don't have to watch it!!!! Get a grip.... of the off button if it is so offensive
Posted on 8 Mar 2012 22:10:22 GMT
P. C. Cartledge says:
Oh dear, whatever do you mean? What is "kidology"? Some strange Yorkshire word I suppose?
All you demonstrate are your Yorkshire class conscious prejudices with your boorish, tasteless comments!
It is beautifully written and beautifully acted throughout. Ironically much of it is based around Castle Howard in Yorkshire.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Jul 2012 00:16:33 BDT
J. Kinory says:
"Get a grip", you sure do need to get a grip. You don't actually understand the concept of a review, do you?
Posted on 28 Jul 2012 00:17:32 BDT
J. Kinory says:
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 19:58:54 BDT
It's "restful" and "Temazepam" by the way....
Posted on 14 Aug 2012 20:01:20 BDT
Oh, and lest I forget, it's also "night's sleep".
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 21:54:07 BDT
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 22:05:56 BDT
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2012 22:47:42 BDT
it's origins? Dear, dear....
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 16:22:18 BDT