Are you watching?? And if not, how come?!
It’s on Masterpiece on PBS and it’s the perfect Autumn dalliance until “Downton Abbey” and ‘ “Poldark” & Handsome’ return.
Personally, I’m LOVING.
Particularly the brother/lover/hero/villian/viceroy’s minion/young Ralph Fiennes-like lead character Ralph Whelan (played by Henry Lloyd-Hughes)
Alas, I can’t help myself 🙁 Those naughty, damaged, sexually ambiguous, tortured, clean on the outside, dirty on the inside types get me every time (not in real life though, thank you very much)
But of a Sunday, when I’m happily curled up in me cozy bed with a big bowl of buttered popcorn and my husband’s unsolicited but appreciated ( usually hilarious) sub-texts proffered throughout?? Yeah! Bring it!!
I might add he hasn’t taken to “Indian Summers” with quite the same zeal as yours truly. I keep reassuring him that “Batesy” , Lady Mary et al. have no knowledge of the fact we’re seeing other Masterpiece shows on the side.
Besides, “Downton Abbey” shouldn’t take such long breaks between seasons, if you catch my drift. Don Draper only got away with it because…he was Don.
Still, I guess we have to thank Earl and Debbie Schreibner or whoever that couple is Laura Linney keeps saying make it possible for us to enjoy all these shows.
Thanks you guys. Oh, and Ralph Lauren too.
Venom in Voile.
There’s some wicked White Mischief shenanigans going on with this lot. Doesn’t a picture speak a thousand thorny words?!
Steady on, whot??!
Still haven’t quite sussed out what this creepy character’s up to yet, but it’s no good, I can tell you that.
and this poor sod…
Yes, long time Slim Paley readers are well aware I’m utterly and hopelessly taken with the Anglo-Indian, Raj-Colonial era. Palms fronds, ceiling fans, sticky wicker, snakes, malaria, the whole nine yards.
This is just a part of my collection of vintage tea dresses, so you get the idea…
This one being one of my favourites, completely hand painted.
But all that aside, each and every shot in “Indian Summers” is gorgeous.
G O R G E O U S. Merchant Ivory would be raising an eyebrow and giving a nod.
And who doesn’t feel the need to escape to somewhere achingly exotic at the end of the week ?
Especially now that The World Series is over (sigh) and football… UGH…don’t even get me started. Isn’t Monday night enough??
So… my advice is to get yourself over to Masterpiece and catch up on your “Indian Summers” before it’s too late.
If you need my help with any cliff notes, I’ll be holding forth at the British Social Club. Sitting in the corner wearing a slightly damp tea dress, hair curling at my nape, red lipstick faintly wicking into the lines around my upper lip while I nurse my gin & tonic… strictly medicinal, for the quinine don’t you know…
take a peek; Indian Summers The Trailer
Happy Weekend Everyone!