Learn something new everyday. I was hunkered down in the JCR (Junior Common Room) a couple of nights ago writing a little bit on the laptop and watching some ‘Boys-‘Skins action when a nice young British girl walked in. Since my work and the (American) football game seemed to have a zero-sum relationship, I offered the clicker to her.
We proceeded to watch what she called a “period drama.” It was sort of a historical drama based on an old Thomas Hardy book from what I could gather. Plot line ran something like this: girl, sexual abuse, child, death of child, (different) guy she loves goes to Brazil, old guy shows back up, some random person knows everything and tortures/blackmails her about it.
Needless to say, I was a little pleased when we got back to good ‘ole football, despite the honest questioning by said British girl about why they wear “such tight trousers.”
Come to think of it, I’m not entirely sure why football players do…
To sum up, let’s just say that Period Dramas almost made me yearn for the OC. Almost.