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June 03, 2003

Kid 'n' Play are not invited

I know I'd heard of this, but Cordelia's post reminded me. It seems the reality television craze in the UK has taken the form of sticking modern day people in period situations. The latest installment: Regency House Party. "Visit the Real World of Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy!"

I know these miniseries have been a hit with people, but so far I've avoided getting sucked in (because I know that's exactly what would happen). I think I'd rather curl up with the novel, or gaze upon Colin Firth emerging all wet and dripping in his white shirt after diving into the lake.

In a similar vein, "To Live and Date in New York" is seeking applicants for its new season. [via Gawker]

Yours, &c., LC | 09:49 AM | Film/TV | Comments (3)

Comments

I watched a bit of "Frontier House" on PBS. Ultimately, though, it became reality TV that was more interested in the vouyeristic drama in the relationships of the participants than any sort of historical study. No thanks.

Posted by: mrw at June 3, 2003 11:15 AM

No Kid 'N Play, huh? Well, how about Immature?

Posted by: Scott at June 3, 2003 02:24 PM

What a surprise to see my post here!

I haven't been sucked into the whole historical miniseries thing yet (except for some episodes of 1900 House, I admit), but the whole Jane Austen connection will really tax me. Of course, curling up with the novel is simply the best.

Posted by: Cordelia at June 4, 2003 09:25 PM