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Old 12-27-2020, 08:07 PM
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On Netflix. Anyone watching? Your thoughts?


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Old 12-27-2020, 08:35 PM
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Started the first episode, but only about 20 minutes in so far, so I don't have much of an opinion yet....
However, I can say the sets are gorgeous and I enjoying seeing all the Regency details.

I read the books years ago and enjoyed them, but don't remember much more than very basic plots.
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Old 12-27-2020, 09:53 PM
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I've been watching today. I love the costuming. The show feels like Downton Abbey meets Grey's Anatomy. I will finish the series.
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Old 12-27-2020, 10:35 PM
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I just started watching today and have seen 2 episodes. The premise reminds me of Gossip Girl, except set in the 1800s . I'm not familiar with the books at all. I'm enjoying it and will finish the season.
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Old 12-28-2020, 05:51 AM
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I was totally unaware of the book series. Regency romances have always been fairy tales with a relatable heroine and brooding Prince Charming. The casting of actors of color to play major roles alongside the traditionally white, aristocratic characters of Regency stories is modern and reminiscent of Hamilton. It makes it a little edgy.

All the women characters seem very 21st century in their attitudes! Historical accuracy bends quite a bit for a good story that I thought was just plain fun. It's not Downton Abbey! Not quite A Knight's Tale either. We could use a good fairy tale in 2020. We all hope for a happy ending and an even better beginning.

It's also a steamy bodice ripper! Jane Austen would blush, but most viewers will be mesmerized. It's not the Hallmark Channel! Fair warning!



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Old 12-28-2020, 07:48 AM
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I read those books years ago and I watched it, primarily because they never adapt romance novels and I wanted to see how they did it. I was actually surprised they kept the plot of the book, which I think is a little thin and silly. But I liked it. It was entertaining. And if I got bored, I just looked at the costumes, which were beautiful and brilliant. I'd watch season 2.
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I've been watching.
Old 12-28-2020, 08:17 AM
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It's definitely different. Not a normal Shonda series. I find it very interesting that Chris Van Dusen is a producer. He is from my state and writes childrens' books.
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:24 AM
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I finished the first episode and enjoyed it. I binge watch slowly so it will probably last me another week or so.
Yes, it's over the top and soap operaesque, but that's kind of the definition of regency romances
As someone said above, this is probably the first time one has been made into a television series, at least the bodice ripper type. Jane Austen may be regency but of a very different type!
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Old 12-28-2020, 08:52 AM
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I finished episode 6 last night. Episodes 5 and 6... woah.
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Old 12-28-2020, 09:11 AM
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Thanks to someone here who posted about it, I started watching. Three episodes in and really like. Sort of like the mindless, regency romances/mysteries I like. Costuming is sumptuous.


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Old 12-28-2020, 12:15 PM
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I watched the whole thing in two evenings and am now reading the first book.
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Old 12-29-2020, 08:24 AM
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I'm enjoying the regency costumes. The stays aren't quite accurate. If they were, though, there wouldn't be the "cinch the waist" scenes that people are into.

I love the mix of faces and beautiful backgrounds.
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Old 12-29-2020, 02:09 PM
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Three episodes in and really like. Sort of like the mindless, regency romances/mysteries I like
Also three episodes in. These are just the types of books I call mind candy. They are wonderful and fun to read but just a tiny bit over the top and fairytale like, not too deep but not too dumb, and always have a great romance.

I also read this article about Queen Charlotte actually being black. I thought it was interesting.
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Old 12-29-2020, 04:09 PM
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I started it last night and watched until 12:30 AM. I really liked it. I like the romance with a little mystery aspect and how the characters are relatable. And Simon...
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