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Masterpiece Boners

Boners inspired by 40 years of Masterpiece Theatre.

The only Jane Eyre movie I’ve seen was made in the late 70’s (for masterpiece) and was too slow/old for me to get into. I heard there was a great one a few years ago, but have yet to see it. I thought that this one was pretty good, however I was surprised that I didn’t cry at the end…I almost always do in all of these movies.
Have you seen it? Thoughts?

The only Jane Eyre movie I’ve seen was made in the late 70’s (for masterpiece) and was too slow/old for me to get into. I heard there was a great one a few years ago, but have yet to see it. I thought that this one was pretty good, however I was surprised that I didn’t cry at the end…I almost always do in all of these movies.

Have you seen it? Thoughts?

An Important Question…

Brontes or Austen?

Dear Masterpiece Boners

I’m sorry I’ve been SO BAD at posting lately. School got CRAZY and I had no time for Masterpiece Marathons. On top of that its FINALLY SPRING BREAK and so I will definitely not be posting for another week. At least there won’t be any new Masterpieces until Upstairs Downstairs which I am SO excited about. Also, in spirit of my trip to Mallorca and George Sand and Chopin’s wonderful (terrible?) winter there I encourage you to watch a terrible (wonderful?) period piece called Impromptu featuring Hugh Grant as Chopin. You won’t (will?) regret it. 

What ARE you going to do??

What ARE you going to do??

Mum’s words on tonights Masterpiece:
Little Slow.
Overall we liked it though. We decided it was good they cast three completely different people as Logan. It meant they didn’t have to deal with it in the other ways where you either use lots of make up to make the person seem too old (and therefore creepy). We were also glad they didn’t spend too much time with perfect casting to make them look alike. They know their audience is smart enough to pick up on the fact that these three different looking men are all playing the same part. It’s gratifying to occasionally get to take on responsibilities like that. 

Mum’s words on tonights Masterpiece:

Little Slow.

Overall we liked it though. We decided it was good they cast three completely different people as Logan. It meant they didn’t have to deal with it in the other ways where you either use lots of make up to make the person seem too old (and therefore creepy). We were also glad they didn’t spend too much time with perfect casting to make them look alike. They know their audience is smart enough to pick up on the fact that these three different looking men are all playing the same part. It’s gratifying to occasionally get to take on responsibilities like that. 

The Masterpiece Boners Guide to the Oscars 
*A note: I don’t think that a) this is how it will actually turn out or b) this is how it SHOULD turn out. But if you were voting along Masterpiece Theatre lines, these might be your picks. 
Best Picture: For real Masterpiece fanatics, the answer is clear. The Kings Speech is British, stars a Masterpiece Alum, and is a historical period drama. Actor in  Leading Role: Colin Firth DUHActor in a Supporting Role: Geoffry RushActress in a Leading Role: This category is much more difficult to choose. None of these women have ever been on Masterpiece Theatre (for shame). None of them are British (one is Australian…) and I think she’s who a major masterpiece maniac would pick in this case. She has a few period dramas under her belt, and although I didn’t see Rabbit Hole, it seems like it could be classified as a “drama with strong female lead” like all my netflix reccomendations. Actress in a Supporting Role: This vote goes to Helena Bohnam Carter. She was in Henry VIII which aired on Masterpiece in 2003.Animated Feature Film: This may just be my personal vote, but The Illusionist was great as was Monsieur Huelot in every respect and so I hope it wins.Art Direction: The Kings Speech although Harry Potter can be runner up.Cinematography: The Kings SpeechCostume Design: The Tempest! Based on a book, starring Helen Mirren, enough said.Now the question is will you stick to the Oscars or switch to Masterpiece when it comes on!?!

The Masterpiece Boners Guide to the Oscars 


*A note: I don’t think that a) this is how it will actually turn out or b) this is how it SHOULD turn out. But if you were voting along Masterpiece Theatre lines, these might be your picks.


Best Picture: For real Masterpiece fanatics, the answer is clear. The Kings Speech is British, stars a Masterpiece Alum, and is a historical period drama.

Actor in  Leading Role: Colin Firth DUH

Actor in a Supporting Role: Geoffry Rush

Actress in a Leading Role: This category is much more difficult to choose. None of these women have ever been on Masterpiece Theatre (for shame). None of them are British (one is Australian…) and I think she’s who a major masterpiece maniac would pick in this case. She has a few period dramas under her belt, and although I didn’t see Rabbit Hole, it seems like it could be classified as a “drama with strong female lead” like all my netflix reccomendations.

Actress in a Supporting Role: This vote goes to Helena Bohnam Carter. She was in Henry VIII which aired on Masterpiece in 2003.

Animated Feature Film: This may just be my personal vote, but The Illusionist was great as was Monsieur Huelot in every respect and so I hope it wins.

Art Direction: The Kings Speech although Harry Potter can be runner up.

Cinematography: The Kings Speech

Costume Design: The Tempest! Based on a book, starring Helen Mirren, enough said.

Now the question is will you stick to the Oscars or switch to Masterpiece when it comes on!?!

Yesterday I saw The Kings Speech and it felt very apropos to Any Human Heart. Much of it is around the same time period. I enjoyed comparing the Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson characters the most. Sleazy in both renditions, but more so in Any Human Heart.

Yesterday I saw The Kings Speech and it felt very apropos to Any Human Heart. Much of it is around the same time period. I enjoyed comparing the Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson characters the most. Sleazy in both renditions, but more so in Any Human Heart.

This is probably the best “Looks Like” from Masterpiece Theatre that I can imagine ever. 

This is probably the best “Looks Like” from Masterpiece Theatre that I can imagine ever. 

(Source: curiouskate)

Reader zsasz just asked asked if I think these two attractive male boner creators look alike? I do see some high cheek bone similarities. The biggest difference is that I think Nicholas Hoult has much more distinct eyes and facial shape. His are a little more clumsy, but still in a very attractive way, and he has a very expressive mouth/smile. Sam Claflin is more of an ideal figure in my opinion. What do you think?

Reader zsasz just asked asked if I think these two attractive male boner creators look alike? I do see some high cheek bone similarities. The biggest difference is that I think Nicholas Hoult has much more distinct eyes and facial shape. His are a little more clumsy, but still in a very attractive way, and he has a very expressive mouth/smile. Sam Claflin is more of an ideal figure in my opinion. What do you think?

Don't you think Sam Claflin looks like Nicholas Hoult?!

And wonderful blog :) asked by zsasz

I can see that a little! Photo Comparison post to follow.

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