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The Silver Petticoat Review Is Now Under Construction For Renovation

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Silver Petticoat Update: As of today, we will be working to install and put together a new design on The Silver Petticoat Review. As well as other key changes to improve the blogazine! So, just be aware that the site is under construction. We apologize for any inconvenience during this Silver Petticoat Update. You should still be able to read past articles as we implement these changes.  However, there will likely be bugs and visual problems while we make these updates. RELATED Period Drama Review Archives Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding! We’re excited about the new changes...

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New Period Biopic Film ‘Judy’ About Judy Garland Announced – Set to Star Renée Zellweger

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Today, Pathé and Calamity Films announced a new period biopic in an official press release. The talented Renée Zellweger stars as the iconic film star, Judy Garland, with a script from The Crown‘s Tom Edge. The working title is JUDY about Garland’s final London concerts. And award-winning British stage director, Rupert Goold, will direct. Principal photography begins in February of 2018. RELATED ‘Miss Potter’ Film Review – A Whimsical Treat Official Description Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since...

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Moonlight (2007) 10th Anniversary Review – The Most Romantic Vampire Series of All Time?

54SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. Moonlight – 10th Anniversary Review (Spoilers) On Friday, September 28, 2007, exactly ten years ago, Moonlight premiered on CBS. The series had received mediocre to poor reviews (typically by critics who disliked the urban fantasy/paranormal romance genres), didn’t have a ton of advertising behind it, and yet it caught my attention. RELATED TV Writer Kira Snyder Talks New Book, Moonlight (What She Imagines Happens After the Finale), and The 100 Still, at the time, I didn’t know much about Moonlight. However,...

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‘Anne with an E’ Review – A Polarizing Adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s Beloved Novel

73SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Anne with an E  TV Review Includes Major Spoilers Since the premiere of Anne with an E, I’ve struggled with posting a review of my honest thoughts on the series as it’s left me with mixed feelings. From its inception, the announcement sent loyal fans of the ‘80s series with Megan Follows into an upset. I, however, looked forward to a new adaptation for a new generation. In fact, I went into Anne with an E with an open mind despite my absolute adoration for the Sullivan miniseries. I actually love seeing various adaptations of classic books as...

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Romantic Moment of the Week: ‘Reign’s’ Happy Ending?

18SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly SPOILERS! THE SHOW: Reign THE PAIRING: Francis and Mary THE EPISODE: “All it Cost Her” (Season 4, episode 16) THE ROMANTIC MOMENT: After Mary dies, she reunites with Francis in the afterlife. From the start of the series, Reign never claimed to be historically accurate or serious art. However, it was an entertaining historical drama with gorgeous costumes, a catchy soundtrack, witty one-liners, wonderful female characters, and, of course, quite a bit of romance! Perhaps the most prevalent romance of the series is that of Queen Mary of Scots and King Francis II played wonderfully by Adelaide Kane and Toby Regbo. And while...

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Carrie Welton Book Review – A Historical Fiction Novel with a Fascinating Female Protagonist

201SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Carrie Welton Book Review (I received a free copy of Carrie Welton from the author Charles Monagan to write an honest review on The Silver Petticoat Review. All opinions are my own.) Carrie Welton is a historical fiction novel that explores the life of a real woman who lived in the 19th century. Throughout her short life, she was a huge animal advocate (donating a great portion of her money to the ASPCA), an artist who studied with the Hudson River School painters, an adventurer, and more. While the novel is fictional, author Charles Monagan weaves in real...

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New to Streaming Video August 2017 – Period Dramas, Romance, International Shows & More

30SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Let’s take a look at some of the best of what’s new to streaming video for the month of August! A few standout highlights include The Good Karma Hospital from Acorn TV, Victoria (PBS/ITV) season 1 from Amazon Prime, Ode to Joy from Dramafever, and Once Upon a Time season 6 from Netflix! Whether you’re looking for a period drama, a romance, an international series, a classic movie, or even a family film, there’s something here for everyone! RELATED New to Streaming Video July 2017 – Period Dramas, Romance, International Shows & More New To Streaming Video (U.S.) –...

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New to Streaming Video July 2017 – Period Dramas, Romance, International Shows & More

15SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Let’s take a look at some of the best of what’s new to streaming video for the month of July! A few standout highlights include the Murdoch Mysteries‘ Christmas episode on Acorn TV, the premiere of The Last Tycoon on Amazon, the series premiere of the Korean supernatural romance series Bride of the Water God on Dramafever, the additions of The Originals season 4, Rogue One, and Lion to Netflix and the historical Korean drama, The King Loves to Viki! Of course, there are plenty of old favorites added as well. RELATED What’s New to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon...

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The Originals: The Feast of All Sinners Recap & Review – Always and Forever

16SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly “THE FEAST OF ALL SINNERS” RECAP AND REVIEW Since I last posted a recap (it’s been a while due to a VERY busy schedule), quite a lot has happened. Elijah died and then came back to life. Kol and Rebekah returned. The Hollow appeared in her natural form. Freya and Keelin grew closer. Elijah and Hayley are having relationship trouble. The Hollow possessed Hope. Davina came back to life and drove off into happily ever after with Kol. Oh. And it might be the end of always and forever. Which brings us to tonight’s finale, “The Feast of...

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What’s New to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Acorn TV, Dramafever, And Viki This June: Period Dramas, Romance, & More

18SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Let’s take a look at some of the best of what’s new to streaming video for the month of June. (With a few May highlights thrown in since we missed putting together this feature last month!) New To Streaming Video (U.S.) – June 2017 Some Highlights New and Coming Soon to Acorn TV (British and Australian Movies & TV) Recently Added 800 Words, Series 2, Part 2 Count Arthur Strong, Series 3 Criminal Justice, Series 1 and 2 (Ben Whishaw and Matthew Macfadyen star; content unclear – though mostly sounds TV-14) Decline and Fall (New Period Drama; Content Unclear) Delicious,...

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The Originals: High Water and a Devil’s Daughter Recap and Review – New Developments

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly “HIGH WATER AND A DEVIL’S DAUGHTER” RECAP AND REVIEW In this week’s episode of The Originals, “High Water and a Devil’s Daughter,” Charles Michael Davis (Marcel) makes his impressive directorial debut. And while I haven’t been as excited about this season as much as previous ones, I still felt this was a pretty solid episode – especially with the wonderful scenes between Marcel and Hope. So, let’s talk about what went down. RELATED The Originals: Bag of Cobras Recap and Review – The Rise of Voldemort? A MAGICAL PRISON Freya puts a protective barrier spell on the Compound, leaving...

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The Originals: Bag of Cobras Recap and Review – The Rise of Voldemort?

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly “BAG OF COBRAS” RECAP AND REVIEW In this week’s episode of The Originals, “Bag of Cobras,” the Mikaelsons and Vincent throw a party to unmask the viper in their midst. Meanwhile, Hayley revisits her past (using magic, of course) with Harry Potter like flashbacks. RELATED | The Originals: I Hear You Knocking Recap and Review – Hauntings  THE PARTY With Marcel listed as the co-host, Klaus and Elijah throw a party as a means to find followers of the Hollow. Their method involves a shaky alliance with Vincent who uses his magic to do “readings” on all the guests....

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