The 17 year old neighbor and I finished watching North & South this afternoon. Well, there was no Road to Damascus conversion for her. 😉 Mr. Thornton is still just okay looking, although she thinks the character has a lot of wonderful qualities. I will say this, she was in rare form today with her comments.
North & South from a 17 Year Old’s Perspective: Continued
- Punch him in the face sir! (This was her response to Higgin’s being ejected from the mill by Williams.)
- Ugh, she’s so horrible. (Yes, she still doesn’t think very highly of Margaret.)
- She’s so upitty for a servant, she needs to chill! (Don’t we all think this about Dixon?)
- Mr. Bell is so cool in his plaid pants, he’s like a hipster.
- I took her long enough! (Her response to Margaret acknowledging Mr. Thornton’s good qualities when she urges Higgins to go to him forwork.)
- You go Mrs. Thornton, bring her down a peg!
- Miss “Hell” is right!
- He’s kind of pathetic in a sad, sweet kind of way. (This was her response to the “Look back at me” scene!!!)
- Somebody slap her, her brother raised her, such..gah! (I always want to slap Fanny too.)
- It just shows how big a heart he has. (After Fanny’s gloating, when Mr. Thorton says, “Thank God Fanny is taken care of.”
- He’s so pathetic, like there’s no other girl in the world. (This was her response to, “He was her brother.”)
- Margaret and that hat, whew! Can’t she buy a nicer one?
- You deserve so much better son! (Her response to railway station scene! What am I going to do with her?)
While the 17 year old doesn’t go for Mr. Thornton, her mom oohed and awed in all the right places. Maybe she’ll be a convert. She did mention something about looking up RA and finding our dear Gisborne attractive. This seems like progress to me! And really, it would take a strong woman to resist the appeal of this: