Dating game theme
The brief but influential Regency period, 1811-1820, gave root to personal trainers, the tabloid press, fashionistas and celebrity clout, according to the series. 3, is part of PBS’ “Hands-On-History” series that’s included “The 1900 House” and “Frontier House.” The new program gathers 10 single men and women in an English country manor and asks them to squeeze their 21st-century psyches and behavior into an alien society for two months.
With the Prince of Wales (later King George IV) serving as regent for his insane father and setting the tone — he collected mistresses and the equivalent of millions of dollars in tailor debts — it was an age of dissolute indulgence framed by social rigidity. They act as characters of the time, some in roles closer to their real lives than others: A dot-com entrepreneur becomes a naval captain, a hairdresser plays an army officer, a countess is a countess.
I read Danielle Steel novels as if I was an anthropologist studying a foreign tribe.
99.9% of her main characters (female and male) act as if having children is THE ONLY WORTHWHILE thing in life. If they have children they must give up everything for those children.
In place of the inflated, synthetic romance of network dating shows, PBS serves up a detailed look at a time and place made familiar by period artists such as novelist Jane Austen.
What can be discovered in Austen’s works, including “Pride and Prejudice,” about how little freedom was allowed women is made explicit in the PBS series. A man has no right to take a lady’s hand till it is offered. A young lady gives her hand, but does not shake a gentleman’s, unless she is his friend.” That’s for starters.
It's like watching gorillas for me - I don't get it, but it's somewhat interesting and as long as I don't sprain my eyeballs while rolling them, no one gets hurt.
Its amazing what God has in the cards for each and everyone of us. If Danielle Steel were in a middle school English class and I was her teacher, she would have failed.
“It’s nice to be able to enter into a house of affluence ...
and not be a maid or a slave,” Samuel, the London fashion designer playing the heiress, remarks in the show.
As each guest arrives at Kentchurch Court, they’re given booklets containing rules of behavior for gentlemen and ladies. Seeking a spouse is serious business Women are instructed to remain within the house, perhaps trimming bonnets or simply beautifying themselves for dinner in revealing dresses, while men ride, hunt, gamble and in general cut loose.
“There’s one line where someone says to the countess (one of the characters), ‘What’s it like?
“Marriage is the only honourable career open to a lady, the only means by which she can increase her wealth and status,” according to the “Regency House” rules.