Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Darling Buds of May

This is one of the most charming series you will ever see. It follows the adventures of the Larkins, a family of farmers in Kent who have the uncanny ability to take everything in life with a wink and a smile, the good and the bad. Lead by Pop Larkin (David Jason) the family does whatever it needs to do to make ends meet, be it picking strawberries on a local farm or reselling barrels of black market pickles for a tidy little profit. Of course, it will always be known as the series that made Catherine Zeta-Jones a star, and she is pretty terrific as the daughter, Mariette, but the real treat of the show is the way the entire family grows on you as the episodes go by.

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