The Big House, episode 4

The last episode, our participants will have to manage a dinner party… oh dear. I think the whole project has only lasted a few days, perhaps not even a week. No where near enough to get even close to understanding to what life as a servant really was like. Oh and I think I finally…

The Big House, episode 3

Here we go again, not looking forward to this. They just didn’t bother putting in a lot of effort getting things right in this show. Not even 5 minutes going and we see a nice modern bright red broom. Seriously. You can get a more authentic wooden one for a few coins at any local…

The Big House, episode 2

Having just seen episode 1, I have little faith in this show. Mostly because of the horrendously cheap and not very authentic costumes, but also because of the many modern things I’ve already seen in the first episode. Nevertheless, here we go. 2 minutes of spoilers and intro to skip… I see the building has…

The Big House, episode 1

This show was broadcast on Irish television back in 2013 and is very similar to The Edwardian Country House (aka Manor house)  (UK 2002) but with the extra added level of these houses being of course owned by the English in Ireland and thus seen by many as symbols of colonialism and/or oppression. A sensitive…