Tuned in last night to Desperate Romantics. Enjoyed it, but – perhaps because I’d watched a documentary about it the other week – I couldn’t help being reminded of the old Doctor series – Doctor in the House, Doctor on the Go and so on. Group of young bucks making their way in the world – scrapes with authority figures – eye for the ladies – some more worldly than others – and so on. Only set in the 19th century, and perhaps directed by Ken Russell (in his earlier, more restrained period).
Distracting too that the actor playing D.G. Rossetti seemed to have based his characterisation on belligerent food critic Giles Coren.
Still, certainly a must-see for fans of the heaving glance and the smouldering bosom.