Some Anne Lister Resources

Want some outstanding Anne Lister resources? I’ve got ’em! The first is in a tweet, with a Twitter thread of my own thoughts . . .

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Grace Notes after Two Episodes of Gentleman Jack

I’ve been noticing a lot of what you might call grace notes in Gentleman Jack. Minor characters, casting choices, reasons to break the 4th wall. There are a few spoilers from episode 2 ahead.

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Gentleman Jack: A Look at Episode 1

Like any true fan of Sally Wainwright’s writing, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the series Gentleman Jack. Episode 1 aired last night: I’ll take a look at a few of the things that struck me about the first episode.

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Watch This: Trailer for Gentleman Jack – UPDATED

I’m quite excited about Gentleman Jack. It’s an 8 hour historical drama series about Anne Lister, one of England’s earliest out lesbians. It’s written by Sally Wainwright. It stars Suranne Jones. Could anything get better than that?

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Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys

Time to empty the head of TV trivia with a brain dump. This edition contains gems about Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the upcoming Emmy awards. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys”

Review: Love, Lies and Records

Love, Lies and Records is a British series about Kate, who works in the Leeds registry office. She has a fella and 3 kids at home,  a busy work life dealing with births, deaths, and marriages, a confusing man nipping at her heels, and a troublesome coworker named Judy. Continue reading “Review: Love, Lies and Records”

10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017

My standard disclaimer about top 10 end of year lists: there are many things I don’t see on TV because I don’t have the right channels or subscriptions. If I overlook your favorite, that may be why. Here are the best TV shows I saw in 2017 (even if they weren’t released in 2017). Continue reading “10 Great TV Series Directed Wholly or Partly by Women from 2017”

I Love You, Sally Wainwright

I love you, Sally Wainwright. I know it’s a one-sided relationship. I’m the fan. You’re the creative genius behind great television. I know you have other fans. It isn’t an exclusive arrangement I have with you. But, still – I love you. Continue reading “I Love You, Sally Wainwright”

Brain Dump: Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Last Tango in Halifax

When I have to empty my head of short thoughts on various TV series, I call it a brain dump. This one talks about Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Last Tango in Halifax. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Last Tango in Halifax”

Review: The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

A comment from a reader sent me on a hunt for The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, which I found on Amazon Video [The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister]. This 2010 BBC film introduced me to “the first modern lesbian in British history,” and sent me searching through references on Wikipedia.
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