Friday, March 25, 2005

Half Pint!

I can't tell you how excited I am to watch the new version of Little House on the Prairie that will be airing this Saturday on ABC (and four subsequent Saturdays after that.) I re-read all of the "Little House" books about 3 years ago, and even went to De Smet, South Dakota, to see the actual prairie and homes Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about. (It was awesome.) The original TV series was cute and all, but one thing re-reading the books as an adult teaches you is that Laura was a tough gal, and living the prairie life was hard friggin' work. I hope this new series (which, alas, was shot in Canada) shows that part of it a little better than that 1970s, blow-dried-hair series did...

The Saturday premiere is two-hours long and starts at 8:00pm. The four other episodes are an hour each. My TiVo is set, baby.


Anonymous said...

Just a side note: Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a basically unreadable memoir. It was published after her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane got ahold of the material and completely rewrote the whole thing.


Rain said...

I haven't read that one, but I have read "West From Home," letters she wrote during a visit with Rose in San Francisco. It's pretty interesting to read a first-person account of the City at that time, and the 1915 World's Fair.