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message 1: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 137 comments I'm 2/3 of the way through Life in Squares on Prime. After having read several Bloomsbury bios, this series does seem really truncated and a bit odd.

As for my husband, he calls it "gay porn" with "bad acting." When Vanessa said to Duncan, "I would like to have a child with you," he muttered, "Brilliant idea." I just wanted him to see what Charleston was like, and who these people are that I've been talking about for a year.

Frankly, he has no interest in the group at all, and feels their art was of no importance because it wasn't included in his art history course. His teacher (who sounds like a total snob) made some comment about how nothing important in English art happened after the 1800s.


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah B (skauthen) | 583 comments Mod
Rats! What an awful reception! I have to admit, I wasn't too enamored of the female leads and thought the dialogue a bit naff (mostly as so much history and info was shoved into so few episodes, there was a lot of leading and little room for subtlety) but I didn't think it was that bad, especially compared to a lot of crud on the tv these days. You have my sincerest sympathy as my husband despises nearly everything I'm interested in - except Greek history and Leonard (perhaps because they're both so miserable! ha ha).

Nothing important in English art happened after the 1800s? What did he/she call post-modern art? Degenerate?

message 3: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 137 comments Oh, who knows...So far as art professors go, it's all opinion anyway.

Gee, I thought I was the only one whose husband doesn't like some of her interests.

So last night, he looked up all the reviews of the program and found lots of people he agreed with. We don't watch a lot of TV, admittedly, so we're really not aware of which shows have gratuitous sex and/or violence. Mostly we watch Inspector Morse and its spinoffs, Victoria, and the Crown. Watched the first ep of Peaky Blinders the other night and he said it was brutal. Also, we liked Broadchurch and Happy Valley (also quite brutal). And Doctor Who (which bores him).

message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah B (skauthen) | 583 comments Mod
We go in for EastEnders and that's about it.

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