Plus grownup romance and a bland dystopia, and more. (First published May 21st, 2022, on Substack and Patreon.)
Steady your heart palpitations: it’s the same old era for the nicest feudal hangover. The delusional reactionary fantasy of wealth and privilege for some, cheerful servitude for others remains intact.
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A wonderfully old-fashioned tearjerker, with a thoroughly delightful cast, where cosy quaint Englishness is leavened by a harsh reality of World War II that pop culture has ignored.
Kooky-cutesy dramedy about British pensioners who retire to India, where they can be treated poorly in all new and exotic ways…
I would generally say that moving to a country you’ve never even visited before is probably a bad idea. But it’s probably a good basis for a “wacky” comedy.