I love binge-watching new found shows. Miss Fisher, The Crown, Father Brown are all shows that I don’t mind watching straight through an entire season (over and over).
I am a late-comer to some binge-worthy shows that I found on YouTube. Anything with Lucy Worsley is amazing. She is a British historian that makes history interesting for us non-historians. I had seen one of her shows, Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber, somewhere so when I found her on YouTube, I was excited.
I had been watching a program about Highgrove House where Prince Charles and Camilla live. I guess YouTube decided that I might enjoy If Walls Could Talk, a series by Lucy Worsley. From there, I tried to watch everything I could find that she had moderated.
There are several of her documentaries available to watch. Please don’t be put off by the word “documentary”; they are really interesting. The information she provides is what the rest of us are thinking. Topics include a bit of everything like wardrobe, housing, beds, cooking, etc.
She even did a series about American history’s biggest fibs, which was similar to her British Histories Biggest Fibs.
Another thing I like about her is that she often appears in costume during the program! I love the costumes!
Another great moderator is a British architect named George Clarke. He is known as Renovation Man and has a program series by that name as well as several others. What I love about the Renovation Man programs is that they follow people who purchase an old historic building, such as a water tower, windmill, gatehouse, stable, etc., during their renovation of the property. He is also quite cute!
He often has to help the homeowners with either design options and/or prodding them on to finish the project. In particular, he helps them get real about budgets and timelines.
I would love to renovate a 1600 or 1700 era building, but I don’t know that any exist in my area. I think I may renovate my dad’s old barn instead. It is thought to be built in 1951. Now if only I could get George over to help me!