Jill aka Jo (sireesanwar) wrote in outlander_watch,
Jill aka Jo

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

One of the shows I watched recently which is more of a period piece rather than a historical story is Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell which is based on the book.

An alternative history set in 19th-century England around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, it is based on the premise that magic once existed in England and has returned with two men: Gilbert Norrell and Jonathan Strange. Centred on the relationship between these two men, the story investigates the nature of "Englishness" and the boundaries between reason and unreason, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Dane, and Northern and Southern English cultural tropes/stereotypes. It has been described as fantasy, an alternative history, and a historical. It inverts the Industrial Revolution conception of the North/South divide in England: the North is romantic and magical, rather than rational and concrete.

Did anyone else watch this?
Tags: .discussions-shows, show, show: jonathan strange and mr norrell
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