"North and South" is based on the 1855 Elizabeth Gaskell novel (which I had never heard of). It's the story of a young lady, Margaret Hale, who moves from the south of England with her family to the (fake) industrial city of Milton. There she meets John Thornton, who runs a large cotton mill and is known to be a tough but fair boss, at least compared to the other bosses. There is some major Pride and Prejudice stuff going on here - which I looooove. You know, she thinks he's a jerk, his family thinks he's too good for her, lots of lingering fingertips and angsty glances. I am a major sucker for this stuff. Of course, none of it would matter if the hero weren't such a hotty. Ladies and...well, ladies, I give you Richard Armitage as John Thornton.
|Photo from author Merry Farmer's website.|
(And here he is in one of the best on-screen kisses I've seen in a while).
|Photo from the Russian fan site; looks like I'll fit in just fine there.|
So now you know, this Things I Love Thursday is really just a thinly veiled excuse to ogle Mr. Armitage. I'm off to work out and watch the BBC version of Robin Hood on Netflix. I *swear* it's pure coincidence that Richard happens to be in it.
And happy, happy birthday to my dear friend Kim! I hope it's a great one!