26 thoughts on “SNARK WEEK RECAP: North & South Book II, Episodes 5&6

  1. When I first saw the title of this post, I thought it said “Part 566”. It certainly feels that way, & I didn’t even watch it! Thanks for going through this (hope there were a lot of pink drinks involved). :)

    1. Aw, c’mon! N&S is the TWILIGHT of historical video: a true Guilty Pleasure! Love your recap of it.

  2. You’ve got to work really hard to produce something that bad. The death by a 1000 cliches.

  3. Did anyone else get Wizard of Oz flying monkey vibes at Ashton’s purple & hot pink Zouave jacket & flat cap ensemble?

    1. Now, that you mention it, yes, I can totally see that! My first thought was, “She looks like the Singing Telegram girl in Clue.” Either way, it was a very distracting costume (among many others)!

  4. I worked at Waldonbooks when the 2nd book of the triology came out. EVERYONE came into the store asking for North and South book 2. it’s title is Love and War. no one would believe us. we were taking the hard covers out of the publishers boxes and people wanted the paper backs. we got yelled at a LOT over this.

  5. It feels like every single character (and costume) choice was made by rolling a die. What a wild ride lol

  6. No worries, third North and South is more or less just Derpy Cousin Charles riding around in Texas.
    Snoozefest x 100.000

  7. now, I READ the books in high school and the miniseries take on Virgilia is…. grrrrrr.
    I figure Alley read the books and went “Oh, now THAT is a character!” and the network was Not Having It.
    in the books, she survives the war, marries a free black man and gets spit on a lot by Southerners.
    In the 1980s, she was SHOCKING and TRANSGRESSIVE…. so, naturally, television had to “punish” her character by
    a) turning her into a “whore”
    b) killing her afterwards
    So Frustrating

  8. It took me a horribly long time to figure out who was playing the Congressman. It’s David Ogden Stiers, better known as Major Charles Winchester from MASH. It was bugging me. Any way… Thanks for taking one (or eighteen) for the team!

    1. I know what you mean. Plastic Cameo #2 seemed awfully familiar, then I suddenly realized it was Mary Crosby, probably best known as the answer to “Who shot J.R?”

      And yes, praise to Kendra for the great job recapping and snarking this one!

  9. Virgilia’s ball gown makes me think of Esmerelda in the Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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