North & South: Afternoon tea and moral ambiguity.
The 2004 TV miniseries based on Elizabeth Gaskell's novel, North & South, has been on Netflix for a while. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it. When I’m stressed, I lean toward 19th Century English period pieces. I think it's because I find them calming. Reading the novels of Jane Austen in my teen years kicked off this obsession, followed by Jane Eyre. Then, film adaptations of these works led me to Downton Abbey and North & South. And my fixation was solidif