June 1st, 2010

Books: Magical

Story Links - May 2010

Herewith links to stories posted in May. This was a really bad month for me both in terms of the number of stories written and the overall word count.

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STORY LENGTHS: Between 300 and 3,022 words.
Books: Magical

Month-long TV Meme - Day #01 - A show that should never have been cancelled.

When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

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Day #01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.

That would be Kingdom. It's a British show and starred Stephen Fry. It was set in Norfolk and followed the life of Peter Kingdom, a small-town solicitor whose work revolves around cases brought by the eclectic and eccentric populace of Market Shipborough.

It was 'old-style' Sunday night British TV viewing, something suitable for the entire family. It was gentle, full of humour, had element of mystery and romance and real characters in whom you could believe and say 'I know someone like that'. The cast was superb - and had people even I recognised (helps plutos_revenge up from the floor). It was an excellent series. Series Three ended with a kind of cliff-hanger, nothing that major (not life or death) as that wasn't what the show was about, but it gave you something to look forward to for the next season and left a question hanging over viewers heads.

So what did ITV do? It cancelled it. Why, I have no idea. I can't believe it was that expensive to make, and it was so enjoyable - but off it went :-( And it shouldn't have done. I can recommend it to anyone who wants a show that isn't full of bad language and blood and gore, that has great actors and actresses, and is excellent entertainment and has a feel good factor to it.

If you wish to learn more about it, here are some links:

Kingdom on Wiki

Literary Norfolk

Official ITV Kingdom Site