Someone Else’s Characters

In between visits to someone in the hospital, I managed to watch the BBC production of “Death Comes to Pemberley” on PBS.

PemberleyI have not yet read the P.D. James book on which the production is based.  But, I’ve read Pride and Prejudice about 6 jillion times.  I don’t think the characters acted the way they would have had Jane Austen still been in charge.  Thoughts?

Finally February

Tomorrow (Feb. 2) is Groundhog Day when either the groundhog will see his shadow and there will be six more weeks of winter or the groundhog won’t see his shadow and winter will be over soon (officially, though, on March 20: still six more weeks).  Any way you slice it, it’s still winter–only about half way through, actually–but the groundhog festivities really are interesting.  They’re likely based on old European traditions that Americans have twisted into an almost entirely new thing.

Groundhog Day

Here in California we’ve hardly had any storms this winter but it’s not the weather that’s dreary, it’s the lack of sunlight after one is released from the bonds of office life for the day.  Slowly the sun is returning (huzzah!) but, to celebrate GH day, I recommend an after-hours viewing of Groundhog Day, the silly Bill Murray movie.  The look is a little bit dated these days but that works out okay with the plot (days repeating over and over and over and over and…).

Surely you’ve seen it. Right? Am I right or am I right or am I right? 😉