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Most Romantic Story in the World!
on 1 August 2011
Having loved the story since I was a chid, I watched most of this series when it first aired, how many years ago? OMG! I was most certainly not disappointed. Was the third season not shown in UK? I don't remember any of the descriptions of the episodes. I bought the full boxed set last week so not finished watching yet, but as soon as I saw it was due out my name was first on the list! The visual style is very of its time, a little grainy, but that just seemed to enhance the mood for me. It has everything that a Totally Incurable Romantic can possibly want, and plenty for the rest of you. One tiny teeny little complaint, which I still often have with most American series is that the actors who are supposed to be from other countries, such as Ireland, sound so false. Oh and can you believe we women once wore shoulder pads like that! I don't much care what else Ron Perlman has been in since, he will always be Vincent to me. I so loved his voice reciting Shakespeare, Wordsworth, and my favourite, Rilke. Each time I have watched it, I have slept like a baby with the most wonderful dreams. Why, oh why, are there no series to match that today? No gratuitous sex, and any violence is not full on blood and gore all over the screen. Perlemans rendering of the pain, despair, Love, and pent up desire within the relationshuip is to be applauded. I feel every emotion. I especially love the small looks he and Katherine exchange, tiny, insignificant, but filled with such powerful emotion. Oh, I'm going to cry!!! I don't really know if I want to watch the final series, It will break my heart I know. Maybe I will just keep watching the first two!! Buy it now if you are a Romantic. But, if you are a cynic, then Heaven help you for never knowing these feelings! BUY BUY BUY!!!