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I'm much more interested now that the stupid triangle is over and all 3 involved can move onto other storylines. I saved up the last 6 episodes of this season and watched them after I knew how things ended. It was much more tolerable that way (though that dumb party game at Flora and Ned's party was still so, so uncomfortable to watch--so much watching through my fingers).

I also love Lee running for mayor and Rosemary restarting a newspaper.

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I recently started watching this series from the beginning.  It has evolved.  In the beginning the town was muddy, dingy and the weather seemed to be perpetually overcast. Of course the mine disaster was fresh and it was shown to be a hard scrabble life in a remote mining town.

Henry was definitely the villain.  Elizabeth was adorable in her clumsy attempts to be a "regular" lady in town.  Her cooking was ghastly.  Florence was a mean witch. But the romance with Jack and Elizabeth was so sweet and cute.  I'm sad some of the original characters left. 

So far, (still in season1) Jack has had competition for Elizabeth in the form of a con man(Andrew Walker).  Of course Jack found him out and Elizabeth also picked up on his game.  Jack has declared that he is courting Elizabeth and the fun stuff is coming up.

Since it will be probably early 2022 before WCTH returns, it sure is fun to watch how it all began.

 

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Oh man, Andrew Walker!  I totally forgot he was Billy!  I like how he fully committed to actually looking period appropriate with his moustache.  I look at pictures from the early 1900s and it seems like every man had a moustache.  For all the criticism of the ladies mermaid waves the men don't look very period accurate either.  I remember an episode where Jack was wearing jeans and a flannel shirt which, combined with his clean cut side parted hair meant he looked straight out of the L.L. Bean catalog.  At least he wasn't wearing sneakers?

The early days were so good.  It's not on Netflix anymore but I feel like I'd enjoy watching season one and then would just stop.   

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"The early days were so good.  It's not on Netflix anymore but I feel like I'd enjoy watching season one and then would just stop. "

Sadly, Netflix took WCTH off their service.  I have all the seasons recorded :) 

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On 5/28/2021 at 7:45 AM, dubstepford wife said:

For all the criticism of the ladies mermaid waves the men don't look very period accurate either.  I remember an episode where Jack was wearing jeans and a flannel shirt 

Actually, jeans were common among working-class people in the western US from about the 1850s or so - and the Levi Strauss ones were initially marketed toward miners, which were certainly in vast numbers in Coal Valley. So it isn't too absurd to imagine that Jack could have picked up some jeans locally. As a guy who rode horses and did a lot of manual labor, I would imagine he would have liked some sturdy pants.

And of course, flannel shirts go back to the 17th century.

/ historical nerdery 

 

 

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On 6/10/2021 at 8:33 AM, SnarkySheep said:

Actually, jeans were common among working-class people in the western US from about the 1850s or so - and the Levi Strauss ones were initially marketed toward miners, which were certainly in vast numbers in Coal Valley. So it isn't too absurd to imagine that Jack could have picked up some jeans locally. As a guy who rode horses and did a lot of manual labor, I would imagine he would have liked some sturdy pants.

And of course, flannel shirts go back to the 17th century.

/ historical nerdery 

 

 

All true.  I think it had more to do with the styling of it, similar to how the women are styled.  Like, the women are wearing ankle length skirts so that's accurate to the 1910s, just as Jack's jeans were technically accurate.  But the jeans combined with the obviously modern button down, gelled hair, and the fact that they put mascara on him makes it look so modern, just as Elizabeth's mermaid waves and lack of corset make her look very modern.

I realize though that pointing out historical inaccuracies in this show is beating your head against a cement wall.  I just thought it was nice that Andrew Walker actually was sporting facial hair that isn't attractive by 21st century standards but was the height of manliness back then.

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On 6/13/2021 at 11:03 AM, dubstepford wife said:

I just thought it was nice that Andrew Walker actually was sporting facial hair that isn't attractive by 21st century standards but was the height of manliness back then.

Andrew Walker could sport facial hair that hasn't been attractive since we lived in caves and he would still be hot.

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I think I missed part of an episode this season...did they ever explain why we never heard of Henry having a son for eight whole years??

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20 hours ago, SnarkySheep said:

I think I missed part of an episode this season...did they ever explain why we never heard of Henry having a son for eight whole years??

Snarky answer:  because this is something they pulled out of the air this season. 

But seriously, the whole "Henry has a son no one ever knew about" plot was just so stupid, and really didn't mean much to the overall show. He showed up, did some things (act petulant/shady and attempted a romance with Lee's niece), then left. He didn't leave much of an impact and will likely not be mentioned ever again.

 

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