Thursday, November 16, 2006

Low-key charm

Television and Charm

"Mulberry" (1992)

Usually one doesn't put the word "television" in the same sentence as "charming". Charming implies something low-key and likeable, rather than the blaring broadcasts of the "squawk box". Mulberry was a wonderful television series from the early '90's that really was charming in the most positive sense. It's a story of a young man luring an elderly woman back into life, along with her two rough-edged family retainers, Alice & Bert. Miss Farnaby, played by Geraldine McEwan, is delightful. The young man playing Mulberry is gently funny without the raucous rudeness of so much television. Buy it, watch it, keep it and most of all, talk about it with those you love. One of my favorites!