Run, don't walk.
Not since the groundbreaking 1995 BBC/PBS Pride and Prejudice has ANYTHING been this good on tv..... ( yes, Mad Men, SATC, The Wire... etc, I am talking of the Sunday Night, CLASSIC, period drama type thing... let art flow) IF you like this sort of show, then really, give yourself a mid-winters treat, hot tea, a lovely finger sandwich, warm blanket, and settle in for seven of the BEST hours of television you will watch.
I knew the show was out there, because there has been a ton of internet buzz, and I dropped in one Sunday night, but was smack dab in the middle of the season, and really could not make the players out. So last night, cold, snowy.. I just plopped down and was going to start the series. ( Neil lasted about 10 min.. so, if this is not your " cup of tea"... well, then....) Could not stop watching... 4:00 am and Koda and I were all weepy that it was done till fall of 2012.
CULT OF MR. BATES. Like I am thinking of going to England and doing some could- result- in -prison-time stalking... that much in love...BUT, it's sort of like when I was in love with Michael Steadman and Josh Lyman... I really want nothing to do with the actors, and they get all pissy when you ask them to stay in character.