I sometimes wonder WTFrock is wrong with me that I watched all these historical TV epic series when they first aired in the U.S. and I was just a kid or teenager. Case in point is the original Brideshead Revisited (1981), nearly 11 hours of languid 1920s nostalgia for the recent past, bursting with repressed homoeroticism, and layered with Jeremy Irons‘ oh-so-erudite voiceovers probably ripped from the Evelyn Waugh novel. Pre-teen me ate that stuff up, and look what happened ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Well, current me randomly decided on a rewatch and got sucked right in, hopefully with a more mature understanding, yet probably with the same youthful fascination for rich and tragic ye-olde-timey folks. And since there’s a remastered edition available right now on BritBox, I could get screencaps.
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