The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess

Yes, I am up and awake after my unwilling late night. Actually, I was up at ten and listening to the Archers omnibus (well, I was listening to it in bed, so technically I wasn't up, but I was awake). The Archers is pretty good at the moment, though, isn't it? To my surprise, because I hate Schula with a passion, I find the scenes between her and Alistair quite difficult to listen to - I hate the way he's taking the moral highground and giving out to her and pointing out what a judgemental bitch she is WHILE LYING ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE'S SECRETLY GAMBLING AWAY ALL THEIR MONEY! Also, I really liked the scene in which Lilian and Jennifer reminisced over old times and Fag Ash Lil said how sad she was about Matt's antics, to which Jenny said "he's a beast!" in a very enraged way and then both of them cracked up (as did I).

Anyway, I've also been listening to the first part of the adaptation of Mansfield Park on BBC7. It's very good, but it reminds me why it's the only Austen I never finished. My God, Fanny Price is a whining, sanctimonious little prig, isn't she? I remember feeling exactly the same way about her when I read it, but I thought that perhaps my opinion would be different now, about fifteen years after that first reading. But no. If anything, I dislike her even more. Still, it's an excellent adaptation, and the first part will still be online until tomorrow morning (it was on last Monday) so if you'd like to listen to it you can do so here.
Tags: god bless the bbc

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