Sometimes I order movies and miniseries through interlibrary loan.  It’s like a slower version of Netflix.

One of my friends told me I should watch the 2004 BBC miniseries "North & South," which is based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel of the same title.  So I put in a request at the library.  I received a miniseries titled "North & South."  However, the one I got was the 1985 miniseries based on the John Jakes novel set in the Civil War era.

I thought, "Okay, interesting."  And of course, since I love history, I took it home and am in the process of watching it. (I did put in another request for the series I originally ordered.)

The 80s series I’m watching is somewhat like a glorified Civil War soap opera, but it has a lot of interesting people in it.  People like Patrick Swayze, Elizabeth Taylor, David Ogden Stiers, and Kirstie Alley.  Quite a collection!

It’s interesting to watch, if only because I find the Civil War era fascinating.