Gentleman Jack: Season 1 Review

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Wow, did this show ever draw me right in. I absolutely loved it. ❤ The series is inspired by the nineteenth century coded diaries of Anne Lister, a landowner and industrialist who basically said “Take your patriarchy and shove it” all while looking for love, which obviously wasn’t the easiest thing to do for a lesbian living in the 1800s. The series premiered in April and just wrapped up this week with a very powerful season finale.

The show is a historical drama, but it has plenty of laughs as well. I love the way Anne’s character breaks the fourth wall from time to time. It’s done seamlessly and adds a humor and lightness to this period piece I wasn’t expecting. I also thought it served as a nice reminder of Anne’s diaries that gave life to this series to begin with.

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I really enjoyed the characters and their relationships with one another throughout the show. Each of them has their own obstacles they face throughout the season, and the relationships are just as often complex as they are touching. Anne and her sister (who you may recognize as the actress who played Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) could not be any less alike, often butting heads and scoffing at one another, but when it comes down to it they are there for one another and truly do care. Anne is a tough badass who doesn’t take crap from anyone, but she also has a soft side and a strong love and devotion to those she cares about, be it or family, friends, or romantic interests.

Binge-watching this during Pride Month was just a happy coincidence but it was nice reflecting on how far we’ve come since the days Anne was around to now. ❤ Humanity still has a long way to go, but every step forward is moving us in the right direction to a better, happier and more loving world. 🙂

Did any of you guys watch this? I absolutely adored it! Cannot recommend it enough. ❤ What shows are you currently invested in?

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14 thoughts on “Gentleman Jack: Season 1 Review”

  1. I haven’t seen it, but I have seen the commercials that made it look quite interesting. Unfortunately, I’m about a decade behind in my TV and movie watching, so my “watching” concentration has been on working my way through all of the Marvel MCU films, which has taken us 2 months to get to the end of Phase 2…

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    1. I feel ya on that. I got behind on the MCU movies as well and have seen most of the current ones, but there’s still some of the older ones I need to catch up on. I was really hit or miss for a long time about seeing new movies

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  2. With Rob being sick we’ve mostly just been binge watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He can’t focus on anything serious yet but it’s still been fun. This definitely sounds good, hopefully we can fit it in before our month is up. 🙂

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    1. Yeah, hopefully you guys have time to check it out when he’s feeling better. 🙂 It is only 8 episodes, so it’s pretty easy to binge your way through it when you have the time. Glad you guys have found something fun to watch!

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  3. Haven’t seen it but heard about it a lot! I’m putting it in my to-watch list 😀 I’m currently into anime and I’ve been rewatching Haikyuu!! (the entire three seasons) on and off during lunch break. Just a great way to wind down in the middle of work day haha!

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