The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993)

The Darling Buds of May: Part 1 (7 Apr. 1991)

TV Episode   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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Earnest young tax inspector Cedric Charlton visits the sizeable Larkin family at Home Farm in the countryside. They have not paid tax in an age and he has come to help them fill in their ... See full summary »


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13 May 2017 | RavenGlamDVDCollector
| perfick just perfick, if the world remained that way
I first saw this in 1997, didn't even know it was already old by that time. Remembered it as a charming, heart-warming TV show, very gentle, with very likable characters, while, of course, not really being my kind of thing at all. Wondered what I'd think of it nowadays, and today began finding out. For me, like watching for the first time, I don't really remember the details, because it's been twenty years!

Charming. Heart-warming. Ydillic. It struck me that Pa Larkin really has the key to true happiness. No, it isn't really my kind of thing, I'm a BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER or CALIFORNICATION or UNHAPPILY EVER AFTER guy, way more upbeat/controversial, you get my drift. But there is no denying that this show has tons of charm. By the haystacks. It is representative of a world that no longer exists... and not just - obviously - of the era it depicts, but I'm talking about 1991, when it was made. Something like this, there's not much of it still being made, if any.

I reminded myself when Charley and Mariette were finally alone in the woods "scouting for nightingales" remember now, it is not that kind of a show, nothing's going to happen, no steamy sex scene...

It is entirely representative of a lost era of innocence.

Highly recommended for gentle viewers. Not for rowdy types at all.

Catherine Zeta Jones is, unfortunately, a whole lot overrated, in my opinion. That's the worst I can say about it. I mean, she's not exactly what you'd expect, given the hullabaloo. This is only the first outing, though. And don't get me wrong, I grade on a curve, high trees catch more wind. Anyway, everything else is, "perfick... just perfick..." indeed...

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