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02 June 2010 @ 09:24 am
POLL: Favorite ELIZABETH GASKELL Adaptation  



POLL: Favorite ELIZABETH GASKELL Adaptation

Poll #1573376 Favorite ELIZABETH GASKELL Adaptation

What is your favorite recent BBC adaptation of an Elizabeth Gaskell novel?

"Wives and Daughters" (1999)
27(10.8%)
"North and South" (2004)
198(79.2%)
"Cranford" (2007)
25(10.0%)
"Return to Cranford" (2009)
0(0.0%)
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blossom, dearie!newsboyhat on June 2nd, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
Why is there no option for "All of the above"! I can't choose. Cranford is probably the best done in terms of ensemble casting, but N&S has sentimental value for me. Return to Cranford was MEH, though.
the night is a very dark time for me: peter steeleolivia_ramirez on June 2nd, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
North and South ranks highest on my list, but I liked them all.
D'Alaire M.: childdalaire on June 2nd, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
I love them all, but "Wives and Daughters" remains my favorite.
Julie: North & South - Margaret & Johnjulie_izumi on June 2nd, 2010 06:11 pm (UTC)
I cannot chose anything other than North & South, I love it too much!
Kalena: n&s | tender kisses will bring you homekalena_henden on June 2nd, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
i love them all but richard armitage ftw! he can not be denied.
main_hoon_emily on June 2nd, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Has to be North and South. Mr. Thornton is pretty much the best thing ever.
Uberdork_icons: Horatiouberdork_icons on June 2nd, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Thornton. Honestly, need I say more?
katielynn27katielynn27 on June 2nd, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
My favorite will always be "Wives and Daughters". While "North and South" has good things about it, "Wives and Daughters" is such a beautiful production from beginning to end.
olde_fashioned: N&S -- Thornton look awayolde_fashioned on June 5th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC)
How about, "Look back at me?" Or, "You're coming home with me?" Or, "I do not wish to possess you I wish to marry you because I love you!"

*sigh*

;-)
queensjoy: Quote - Keep Calm and Cary Grantqueensjoy on June 2nd, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
I voted "North and South" but I LOVE Anthony Howell in "Wives and Daughters". It's conflicting.
charleybrown77: Enchanted Serenity by enchanting lightcharleybrown77 on June 2nd, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Wives & Daughters is my fave period drama, not just of the Gaskell ones! North & South is... well, everyone who's seen North & South knows how awesome it is! Cranford was divine! My least fave of those is the Cranford sequel since it just didn't capture the magic of the first one.
harmoniouslifeharmoniouslife on June 3rd, 2010 12:18 am (UTC)
North and South. A million times yes.
elysiangreenelysiangreen on June 3rd, 2010 12:51 am (UTC)
hahaha N&S will always be #1.

Cranford is a close second for my all-time fave period drama (not just of Gaskell, as someone else mentioned) - that cast is golden!

W&D is 3rd only because it's been forever since I've seen it (and I don't remember it so well)

And don't even get me started on return to cranford. Though Jem Hearne is hot.
cateenamors on June 3rd, 2010 01:08 am (UTC)
N&S is probably my favorite period drama adaptation. Period.
Amrita: North & South // Our Kissneo_valkyrie on June 3rd, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
North and South of course. Its my favorite period drama adaption! Wives and Daughters is a close second.
Lover of fictional 19th century British gentlemen: N&S holding handsringsandcoffee on June 3rd, 2010 01:42 am (UTC)
I only chose N&S because it's the only one I've seen. That, and I LOVE IT. Wives and Daughters is sitting on my counter, waiting for when I have an entire day free to watch it. I loved the book.
calenfalathielcalenfalathiel on June 3rd, 2010 02:14 am (UTC)
I had to go with Wives and Daughters, it's the only one I really enjoyed (I loved the book of North & South but the BBC adaptation just fell flat for me).
sommertiara: randomsommertiara on June 3rd, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
CRANFORD! I lovelovelove it sososo much &hearts
Wives and Daughters would be #2 :)
Ralna Malfoy: North & South: Memoriesralnamalfoy on June 3rd, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
Like all of them but nothing beats North & South!
with a dreamy far-off look: [towh] helen | hillside artlalumena on June 3rd, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME CHOOSE. ;)
olde_fashioned: P&P3 -- Darcy OMG SRSLY?!olde_fashioned on June 5th, 2010 08:28 am (UTC)
ROTFLOL
miss_kallahan on June 3rd, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
I think I enjoy Cranford the most, although North and South is awesome as well. I didn't really get anything out of Wives and Daughters, even though it was very well written and acted. And Return to Cranford was a nightmare, honestly. I did not like it one bit.
olde_fashioned: N&S -- kiss -- so this is loveolde_fashioned on June 5th, 2010 08:25 am (UTC)
Too...hard...to...choose...

Must...go...with...fantabulous ending...has something...to do...with...That Kiss... ;-D
lobagris: 70516-3-ashen_memories by allistralobagris on June 8th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
I love them all but North & South is still my favourite hands down!
Dance, baby, dance like the world is ending!: Mr. Thorntonmlledesade on June 12th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
North and South without a doubt.