Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel
TV show on BBC America based on Susanna Clark’s novel of the same title
Why I’m excited:
BECAUSE IT’S A COMBINATION OF MY TWO FAVORITE THEMES!!! Historical Fiction aaaannnnd Fantasy. And on top of that it’s been getting rave reviews. What more could I want? The story takes place in early 19th century England and is about two magicians who are using magic for the first time in 300 years. They use it to help the British fight Napoleon and attend to other important matters. Of course, using magic has consequences. I have the first episode cued up ready to go and I can’t wait!