I don’t usually write about television shows but I’ve been watching Rosemary & Thyme, a TV series, in the studio the past couple of weeks. Something to keep me company as I work.
I liked it enough to share with you. Because you know, it’s hot out & you might be looking for a reason to stay inside in the air conditioning. ;)
At fist I thought the whole thing was going to be really cheesy but I decided to give it a go anyway… and I ended up liking it. I’ve only watch 6 or so episodes so I may get bored with it eventually but there are only 22 episodes total. Maybe even my attention span can hold that long?
Here’s what I like about it:
- It’s a murder mystery but it’s not gruesome. A little fake blood but no gore. My imagination can’t take that stuff any more!
- I like the friendship between the two women. I was kind of put off by how they got together & became friends but I decided to suspend my disbelief for a bit and I quickly got past that. I like that their friendship is based on mutual respect despite their differences. That appeals to me.
- I learn a bit about gardening and horticulture with every show. I hope it’s accurate!
- It’s not a “brain drain” kind of show. I can have it on in the background while I work and still keep up with what is happening.
- The eccentric characters crack me up!
- Beautiful garden locations
- “Scarborough Fair” is threaded throughout the acoustic, Medieval style musical score
- I like that the two main characters are middle age, have “real” problems and are rather saucy
- They drive a crazy, old, beat up vehicle. No new sports cars for these gals.
I understand that in season two they do some traveling to other countries. I’m looking forward to seeing gardens from other places too.
You can see Rosemary & Thyme either on Netflix or purchase it from amazon.com.
Psssst… did you notice that Pam Ferris played Mrs Trunchbull in the movie Matilda? LeAnn loved the movie when she was little but I didn’t put them together until I started doing some digging.
So what do you think? Will you give it a try? I’d love to know what you think about the series if you decide to watch.