North and South (2004) short review

5

Wow! This was so so good. Based on an Elizabeth Gaskell novel, it’s about Margaret Hale who moves with her minister father and mother from an idyllic country home in southern England to the northern England mill town of Milton (based on Manchester). She becomes involved with the plight of the mill workers, but also with one of the local mill owner families — and things get heated with HOT HOT HOT (HELLOOOOOO this guy should play Mr. Darcy!) John Thornton. Set in the 1860s, with really lovely, accurate costumes (and that’s saying something, coming from Miss I’m-Bored-of-the-1860s!). See it! Buy it!

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Kendra

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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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  1. Kimberly Wilcox

    *I know this is an old posting just needed to ad*
    I LOVED this! and I’ve also determined in the years since that Richard Armitage could recite me the phone book, as long as he’s looking at me and I’d probably swoon.

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  2. Janette

    Adding also to another old post. (it is one of those kind of days) I really love this series. It is one of the best of the best. My only gripe on the costuming is the often inappropriate outdoor wear, ie the lack of gloves and that scene where Margaret walks through the streets at night in a evening gown with bare shoulders.

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  3. leobalecelad

    Another add to an old post… in the final episode where Thornton is standing in the snow watching Margaret drive away, muttering “look back at me… look back at me…” How many of us were screaming at the telly “Look back! LOOK BAAAAAAAACK, YOU STUPID TWIT!”

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