Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Santa, Baby!

Last Friday, before the illness felled me like a giant tree, we had our holiday party for our group. There was a Kris Kringle involved, with a limit, and while I missed the present opening part of the evening (we went to go see Christine Fellows), I did end up receiving my gift on Monday morning.

What did Santa deliver?

Only the A&E mini-series, Pride and Prejudice, starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth. For those of you whose memories are as jammed full as mine, I'll remind everyone that I caught all kinds of flack at our last sales conference for coming out on the "pro" side of the Keira Knightley / Joe Wright version. Someone out there not only remembered, but has since decided to school me by making it impossible for me not to also watch the earlier version.

I tried to convince the RRHB that we watch it last night (oh, sure, he was all in the "why don't we watch Pride and Prejudice niceness while I was sick, but now that I'm just about back to normal, he's no longer so inclined) to no avail. Anyway, he's away at the beginning of January recording, so I'll have the television all to myself, and with the writer's strike, I'll take the protest even one step further and cut myself off from the networks entirely.

Well, that might be a bit harsh.

But still...Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy, how exciting!

Happy Christmas to me.


Gallis said...

woohoo! You will LOVE IT. I'm off the first two weeks of January. I'll even come watch with you.

b*babbler said...

Wow! That's some Kris Kringle...

And the the Colin Firth version is amazing. If you need a viewing partner ;)

(That said, I did enjoy the Kiera Knightly version for what it was, Hollywood ending and all.)

Melwyk said...

Have fun with Colin Firth/Mr. Darcy! I also liked "North & South" a lot - mmmmm, Richard Armitage.

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