It’s time for some good news, right? Well, strap in, because this is — if I say so myself — a very good giveaway. We are giving away three year-long subscriptions to AcornTV (where I watched the VAST majority of my beloved Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries):
So many people in period pieces having romantical problems; so many people with accents solving crimes. So many things to binge. Let me turn to their own Informative Caption for more info:
Called “Netflix for the Anglophile” (NPR), Acorn TV is the premier North American streaming service for world-class television from Britain and beyond. In the last year, Acorn TV has featured more exclusive US premieres than any other streamer/network, including Martin Clunes in Doc Martin, ITV thriller Black Work, New Zealand detective series The Brokenwood Mysteries, Aussie period drama A Place to Call Home, the star-studded documentary Very British Problems, BAFTA-winning comedy Detectorists, Guy Pearce in Jack Irish, British comedies Raised by Wolves and Cradle to Grave, British drama The Syndicate, French thriller The Disappearance, British Western Jericho, Australia’s #1 Drama 800 Words, British period drama The Secret Agent, International Emmy Award-nominated cop drama 19-2, and ITV dramedy Brief Encounters. Additionally, through its UK development arm, Acorn TV is co-producing several upcoming Acorn TV Originals including British post WWII drama Close to the Enemy, British thriller The Level (Dec. 5), as well as Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution and Irish legal drama Striking Out. Acorn TV’s deep library of more than 200 curated, first-rate programs features A Place to call Home, Foyle’s War, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Murdoch Mysteries, Midsomer Murders, iconic miniseries Brideshead Revisited and Traffik, as well as the original Poldark and Upstairs, Downstairs, among dozens of others.
Check out their website to get a good feel for what they offer. I think it might be right up your street.(I personally might need to watch Britain’s Bloodiest Dynasty: The Plantagenets, as I am one. Or She-Wolves: England’s Early Queens! Or this show where you get to go down the Nile with Joanna Lumley. Or the Jane Seymour version of The Scarlet Pimpernel! Or the original Prime Suspect! Anyway. They have a lot of good stuff, is what I am saying.
THE TASK: I’m going to be picking our three winners at random, but to keep it fun, imagine that you have two weeks in which you can defy the laws of reality and cross over into fiction to live in a period piece (of any sort, you don’t need to confine yourself to a show that Acorn has, and movies and Masterpieces are totally fair game). What period piece would you choose?
THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Monday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you. (Prizing courtesy of AcornTV. Open to residents of the United States only. Thank you!)