Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dickens Anyone?

I'm a sucker for Masterpiece Theatre, yes I freely admit it AND with no shame I might add. One day I was perusing Netflix and stumbled upon "Little Dorrit." The dvd picture looked promising and the stories subject matter sounded like it was right up my alley. Unfortunately, one of the things I hate about Netflix is that if you want to get a movie that's several dvd's long (such as Masterpiece Theatre productions) you can only get one at a time and therefore must wait DAYS until the next one comes in the mail!!! Anyway, "Little Dorrit" was 4 dvd's long!!! As soon as I put the first disc in and pressed play, I feel in love with the characters, actors and story. You can imagine how long those days felt to me when I had to wait for the next dvd!! I tried the library, CHECKED OUT! I knew Blockbuster would probably not have them, BUT I tried anyway. I asked the lady behind the counter if they carried Masterpiece Theatre productions and do you know what she said? hahah, you're gonna love this! She said, "No we don't. They were popular in the eighties and don't make them anymore." WHAT?!?!??!?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Honestly, I shouldn't expect anything else from any employee of a dying breed of store, the video store but REALLY? I of course corrected her and went on my merry way. I eventually watched them all and LOVED it! You will too, I hope. Oh, and it's a Charles Dickens story, if you were wondering what it had to do with Dickens.

p.s. per my husbands request, he wanted me to add that he was "nice" and put the remaining dvd's at the top of the list so I wouldn't have to wait as long. You see, we share the 2 dvd's we get at a time, one is for him and the other for me. Anyway, wasn't that "nice" of him?