I love Narnia.
Specifically, The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe. This began when I received the video tape from my parents as a kid, this was the 1988 tv series, which looking back had some absolutely amazing special effects for its time. With 18 episodes spread across different stories.
The story features the four Pevensey children, sent to the countryside as evacuees during the second world war.
During which time Lucy (The youngest) discovers a door to another world…. Capers and calamities galore, with a full anamatronic lion and cartoon fantasy creatures, oh and Mrs Pattmore from Downton Abbey dressed as a beaver!
The series has always brought a sense of comfort to me, and now if Narnia is on, you know it’s a particularly stressful period for me!
The music is spectacularly good.
Although I have full understanding of the religious undertone running throughout the Narnia series, it’s never been over powering and makes me believe in myself rather than anything else.
In 2012 Disney made 3 of the films (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Prince Caspian And Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair is in the early stages of being made) however, after the first I didn’t feel the films managed to capture that same magic. The first, whilst amazing, I felt tried too hard to be a film not a story. Wonderful actors/voices and animation just didn’t manage to rescue it.
Maybe that’s because I’m quite invested in the tv series?
The original character I feel
most like is Lucy, I do have ever so slightly protruding teeth, but I always think there’s more, and I’m incredibly nosy and if there was a cupboard in a wardrobe, I would find it! I’m also the youngest, and had a little Bob hair cut.
C.S Lewis has written many books, but for me by far The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe is for me the best!
What is your favourite comfort show?
Love Sooz x