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OH. MY. GOD.

IT'S LIKE THE IRISH MADE A KDRAMA BUT DECIDED THAT THEIRS WOULD BE EVEN BETTER AND HAVE THE POTATO FAMINE AND MUD AND DONEGAL AND EVERYTHING.

ETA: And despite this being the McGann brothers and Michael Kitchen show, the female roles and actresses are pretty damn good. Also, I cried buckets at the end. And throughout.

ETA 2: I am not saying I will, but there is a strong possibility I will watch that all over again. And, unnervingly, even though it was all about misery and Ireland in its worse moments I now really, really miss home. *slinks damply off to mope and sniffle*
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Despite having spent an hour and a half on the phone trying to get my internet to work I am now happy because I am watching The Hanging Gale, a thrilling tale set in mid 19th century Ireland, which is full of McGann brothers,* Irish manhood, and English perfidy. We've had a passel of killings and airings of the grievances and they haven't even hit the famine yet.

ETA: Now there is manly weeping. The McGanns are all very good at this.

ETA 2: Okay, so despite their potato crop being right outside their house the McGann brothers didn't notice the blight? I mean, I know they were off killing land agents a lot of the time, defying their father, and then having wakes, but still!

ETA 3: Oh and it's got Michael Kitchen as the new land agent. So far I think they've tried to kill him twice and we're only the second episode.

ETA 4: I MUST GET THE SECOND DISK FROM THE LIBRARY. Also, why is there no forbidden love yet? And clearly 90% of Donegal in the 19th century was mud. Strategically arranged mud in which the McGanns could wallow and fight people.

ETA 5: WE HAVE ACHIEVED FORBIDDEN LOVE.

ETA 6: I THINK THEY ARE LINING UP DOUBLE FORBIDDEN LOVE. This is clearly the best show ever especially because it is set in Donegal. Donegal makes everything better.

ETA 7: Needs more forbidden love and less stick fighting but apart from that this is AWESOME.

ETA 8: You have no idea how sad I am to discover that the 2 discs I possess are all there is to this miniseries and that it is almost over. WOES.

*All four (!) of them!

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