PODCAST EPISODE

Quick Take: Gentleman Jack

Confessions of a Closet Romantic

May 19 2022 • 12 mins


An announcement, and a quick take on the BBC/HBO co-production Gentleman Jack. This show is regency-adjacent romance reimagined, reflecting sexual identities hidden at the time,  turning the period into an era where all love stories were represented and accepted. From the production and writing to the ensemble acting, it's thrilling delight.

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I'm only partway through S1 so this Gentleman Jack trailer thrills me down to my toes. I can't wait to see Anne find love and come into her own as a talented industrialist landowner. You can binge the complete S1 on Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBOMax. S2 is airing right now on HBOMax.

More on the fascinating life of Anne Lister who lived in Halifax, West Yorkshire "... tucked into the foothills of the Pennine mountains in the north of England,  the location of such well-known and beloved stories as Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and The Secret Garden."

I found out that director/writer Sally Wainwright is from Yorkshire as well and created two of my favorite UK TV shows of the last 20 years, Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax!

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