You have your cup of tea steeping. Your biscuits are fresh out of the oven (or the plastic container from the market). You have your best English accent polished up in your head. Time to get cozy. Get your soft fluffy blanket all piled up and your snotty little cat sitting by your side. It’s time to put on “Lark Rise to Candleford”.
This is one of my most favorite of all time TV shows to relax, unwind and sip tea to. Or wine. Whichever works best! It’s like “Little House on the Prairie” grown up and British. The characters are so charming and hold great humor in each one. The plots are serious but kind and usually end up well. This series was adapted by the BBC from Flora Thompson‘s trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels about the English countryside, published between 1939 and 1943.
The show makes you feel good before bedtime. Which is something I have really come to appreciate. No more CNN or stressful news at night. No more emotional wreckage shows at night, where you end up feeling sad and scared. No, give me “Lark Rise to Candleford” any night instead!
I used to be able to watch on Netflix or Amazon for free, however they changed that pretty quickly. My mom bought the entire series however, so now I can just borrow the DVD’s from her! Oh happy day!! Or should I say, oh happy night!
I truly adore this series, despite it ending way too soon for it’s own good. And as an added bonus, you will find our beloved Mr. Bates (Brendan Coyle) from another British favorite of mine, “Downton Abbey”, staring in a main role before he appeared on Downton! You will surely find other actors and actresses from Downton appearing on this series as well.
If you haven’t watched this show yet, now is the time. Buy yourself a cat, get a cozy blanket, brew up some tea and get your British accent on! It about bloody time!