This is an Avengers blog (British TV show, not the superheroes). Expect anything to do with John Steed, Emma Peel, Cathy Gale, Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg, and Honor Blackman. A bit of The New Avengers, 1960s/70s things, and just a touch of overheated Gothic literature for good measure.
I pretty much cover my own interests du jour, but welcome requests for gifs, photosets, screencaps, and fanfiction. In fact, I love requests! I try to keep my commentary balanced, but I do have my (sometimes strong) opinions about characters, episodes, and relationships, and I will express them. I always welcome respectful, friendly debate.
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Me: I’m not convinced Steed actually made it all the way through Eton. I imagine him having been expelled for fleecing the other boys at cards or some such.
L.: You mean…like Patrick Macnee?
I’m told he was actually expelled for bookmaking and selling pornography (note for those who don’t know: Eton is for boys 13 to 18 years old!), which, if I’d put that down for Steed, might have been dismissed as too unbelievable!
After watching Steed in the Cathy Gale episodes, I think it’s very believable that he’d get expelled for bookmaking and pornography. Personally, I think it’s something to be proud of.
I swear, every Emma Peel episode of The Avengers is basically just Steed springing challenges on Mrs. Peel unexpectedly because a) he knows she will rise to them, and b) he knows she’ll “punish” him for it later.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
He does that to Cathy too, but it’s mostly to piss her off.
I will try extra hard for a good deal for you:
Wow this is the best film The Archers never made: Marius Goring, Michael Redgrave and Wendy Hiller. Brit-tastic. :D
Hmmm…I guess I’d shag Michael, go to the pub with Marius, and marry Wendy. Didn’t think it would fall out like that, though…