I did toy with the idea of just watching these and not bothering posting but as we have done most of this together I thought lets finish the last few, it should take four weeks to finish up and then although I want to watch their new productions I think I will just do it then post a review of them rather than a weekly post.
Okay we know Darcy saves the day and it kind of sucks knowing the plot ahead of time in some ways but lets wait to see what this week brings…
The first episode this week was rather slow and I did worry about whether I had gone off the series while not watching it but by half way through the second episode I was hooked again. Bing and Jane reunite and it looks like love is on the cards once more.
Although these episodes are slower paced than the others the interchanges between Jane and Bing are thought provoking, can you really ever go back and pick up where you left off? Is it possible to really make a fresh start and leave the past behind? But it is also interesting to consider Bing’s career choice and the pressure placed on his to conform to his parents choice without stopping to think about what he wants. For most of us our parents while pushing us to do our best, encourage us to do what we want and what we are good at, but they also want us to do well in life, I am pretty sure that had I told my parents I wanted to be a writer age 16 they would have said that’s nice dear now you better marry someone rich or concentrate on getting a job that pays the bills and gives you plenty of free time! I know I am as guilty myself as a parent, my daughter writes amazing poetry and while I encourage her and have suggested she put together a collection to publish I am also realistic enough to know it will not pay the bills in the foreseeable future and made sure she got a proper education and a day job that makes sure she can lead a comfortable life.
Speaking as a parent how easy do you think it is to encourage your child to follow their dreams knowing what real life holds? Or from when you were the child did you feel your parents would have backed you no matter what you wanted to be?