A guilty pleasure that I enjoy every Saturday night is watching the BBC Gardening/Mystery Series, Rosemary and Thyme. If you have Austin Time Warner cable, it’s on KLRU, channel 9, at 9:00 p.m. It’s quite reminiscent of the simplistic plots of the old show Murder, She Wrote, and written for a similar audience, I’m sure (read: women of a certain age). But the enjoyable part of the show is the beautiful English Gardens that these two ladies, Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, visit each week. And unerringly, every week they end up with a dead body or two in the garden they have been hired to work on.
As I said, its a silly show if you are looking for deep plot, but it is a delight I look forward to every Saturday night (okay, yes, my life is dull and boring and I don’t get out a lot!). They often shoot on location at these beautiful gardens, and it’s a lovely sight for those of us either under drought, under snow, or under-entertained.
Right now, I’m watching this show, feet propped up on my ottoman, computer in my lap, kitty asleep by my side. Life is good.
I have only stumbled on this show once, after reading this I will set my recorder! I missed .it again this evening!!
ESP, it’s great mindless entertainment. I hope you find some guilty pleasure as I did!
This isn’t exactly a deep show, but I love it, too. Before KLRU started showing episodes of Rosemary & Thyme, other garden bloggers had clued me in to its existence and I’d watched the earliest episodes on DVD. Did you see Pam Ferris shift gears to drama in Children of Men?
Happy New Year, Robin!
Annie at the Transplantable Rose
Annie, I’m so glad I’m not the only one! And no, I didn’t see Children of Men, but it would be interesting to see these ladies in other roles. Happy New Year to you, too, Annie. Thanks for the correspondence this year, I’ve enjoyed it. I’m off to cook Cedar Plank Salmon for tonight, mmmm.