January 11, 2008

Tivo Alert!: Persuasion

Strike Schmike: We've got Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth. Like an oasis in the desert, Sunday night's Masterpiece Theater gives us reason to turn the television back on (PBS and Project Runway....my sustenance in these difficult, troubling times.)

I'll be weighing in next week on the "new and improved" Masterpiece Theater as well as my thoughts on Persuasion starring Sally Hawkins, Rupert Penry-Jones, and yes, Vampire Slayer watcher, Anthony Head.

Let's hope enough people tune in to The Complete Jane Austen so that MP can finally procure a new sponsor after Exxon Mobil left 'em high and dry. (I can forgive corrupt oil companies many things, but not this. Never this.)

Meanwhile, here's an interesting article from today's L.A. Times about the series' attempts to reinvent itself and draw younger viewers.

Also, the word from Kim, RomTome's new "London correspondent," is that she's found a flat and will have Internet hookup next week. Here's hoping we'll hear more from her soon.

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