17 thoughts on “SNARK WEEK RECAP: The Kent Chronicles pt. 5

      1. AND the mom from the Buccaneers! All I can hear is her awkwardly saying, “EUROPE!”

  1. What on earth is that weird lapel with the knot work look? I cannot get over it. And you’re totally right, that dress is totally a tablecloth.

    Also, the children just kind of disappear conveniently until it turns out it’s all to give them a new country? Hm.. Sure.

    Fom what I can tell, Philip is like a mixture of Johnny Tremaine, Davy Crockett, and Nathan Hale. Based on this and the knowledge that they go out to the frontier in the third season, my guess is he turns out to be Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan, too.

  2. I just can’t hate the tablecloth dress. In fact I’m kind of in love with it’s fantastical “anthropomorphized teacup” aesthetic. Like I can totally imagine that’s what Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast would be wearing when she transforms back into a human.

  3. A masterful effort! It reminds me of why I read a lot of Regency romances: barring actually-excellent ones like earlier Carla Kelly which feature insightful war and PTSD themes, we usually get only the last few minutes of the Napoleonic wars, like the June 1815 ball in Brussels the night before everyone gets called away for what eventually becomes Waterloo, some brief mention that the good British fighters are over in the US right that minute, and for the rest of it there are plenty of parties and balls and outfits and romances and catfights, and some smuggling and highwaymen for drama, and it all happens within 200 pages or less. That sort of length suits me fine. I could never have watched this whole series these days, so thank you for doing it for us and showing us the good bits and the naughty bits.

  4. Having just recently done a re-watch of the KFC’s, I thoroughly enjoyed Kendra’s recap. I will now be basing my assessments of mini-series star-power on the “Love Boat Appearances” scale.

  5. The Marquis de Lafayette looks like one of the aliens from that alien nation show in a shitty wig.

  6. Thank you for watching this shitshow so we don’t have to. You are doing God’s work, those screen caps are HILARIOUS.

  7. Hate to burst everyone’s bubble, but the wedding dress (one of a lady’s better dresses at the time, as the custom of wearing an all white dress didn’t occur until the 19th Century) was hand embroidered in Hong Kong for Mr. Dorleac. It was not a tablecloth as someone has told you and as you have described (if so it would have been a VERY LARGE table as there were over 15 yards of fabric involved).

    Secondly, he was the costume designer on the mini-series, not the hair dresser, so he therefore had very little to say about the anachronistic up-does that are seen on screen.

    Richard Harper
    Artistic Management: representing Jean-Pierre Dorleac

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