Thursday, March 06, 2008

Stacy, you can tell Kristie...

...she's got another convert.

I finally had the opportunity to watch the second half of North and South today. Big, happy, heart-warming sigh. Just a wonderful, wonderful film.

And Richard Armitage? Swoon!

So yeah, I'm watching the final scene (again) before sending it back to Netflix. And yes, it will be the next DVD I buy.

I may very well be the last person 0n the face of the earth to discover this miniseries, but just in case -- if you haven't watched it, do yourself a favor and find it. It's definitely worth the effort!


Stacy~ said...

Hey Kate! Glad you loved it. It's just so wonderful, and you can bet I'll be letting Kristie know :) She'd be so proud of me LOL.

Kristie (J) said...

Isn`t it wonderful (question mark, question mark, question mark - I`m in French mode)
And I have noticed that almost everyone who rents it ends up buying it. Seems we just can`t get enough.
And RICHard is truly swoon worthy isn`t heÉ (see what I mean)

Becka said...

Hmm, never heard of it. I'd assumed you meant the "North & South" miniseries of American Civil War fame, you know, the one with Patrick Swayze?

I'll have to check this out. It has a bajillion 5 star ratings on


Kate Davies said...

Becka --

I thought the same thing at first, and couldn't understand how there was such a buzz about a years-old Kirstie Alley/Patrick Swayze miniseries?

Once I finally got it straightened out in my head, though, I Netflixed it -- and I am SO glad I did!

Seriously, you'll love it. It's earned every one of those five-star reviews.

Kristie (J) said...

Aha!! Kate - you are being a good Crusader. Yes, so many people think this is either the American Civil War miniseries or a remake of it. But we Crusaders are trying to get the word out that NO, NO, NO NO, it has nothing whatsoever to do with this miniseries (not that there is anything wrong with it - I myself have only seen parts and wasn't all that impressed - but I know a lot of people love it.)
No, our North and South takes place in England and the North and South refers to different cultures, different ideas, different views in that the heroine comes from the rural, agricultural South and the hero comes from the industrial North. And the extra bonus is a fabulous love story and the cherry on the top is Richard Armitage who plays the mill owner hero - John Thornton

Kate Davies said...

So right, Kristie! :) I'm working on a Thursday Thirteen for North and South -- 13 reasons I love this miniseries -- which I'll post next week. (This week is dedicated to e-books in honor of Read An E-Book week.)

It'll be hard to narrow it down to thirteen! :)

And, erm, I'm not limiting my crusading to the Internets. LOL So far, I've evangelized to my kids' first grade teacher, piano teacher, and friend's mother. Plus the checkout clerk at Safeway. ("Do you like Jane Austen movies? Then you *have* to check this miniseries out!")

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - I'm doing the same thing. Although the vast majority of my friends don't read romance books - they are willing to watch this - and a number of them have - with me of course *g*.
Sounds like you are doing a fine job and I'll be looking forward to your Thursday Thirteen!