Monday, 20 July 2009

Eyecandy Monday


If you've got access to BBC2 you've got to watch it tomorrow - Tuesday 21st - at 9pm, if only because some programme scheduler has been poking around inside my head and asking themselves "Well, what would make Janine Ashbless as horny as all hell? Why, how about a 6-part drama about the paintings and sex-lives of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, starring that nice young man Aidan Turner from Being Human as Dante Gabriel Rossetti? Yeah, that'd do it."

And so they created Desperate Romantics.



Sadly, being the BBC and being too thick to have heard of viral advertising, they haven't made the trailer available on YouTube. To see today's moving Eyecandy you need to go to the Desperate Romantics webpage where you can watch it. But the real eyecandy is at the bottom of the page: Turner reading one of Rossetti's sonnets and doing Sultry for all he's worth.


And once it's aired the first episode will be available for a week on iPlayer - with luck you might even be able to stream it from regions abroad.

I have a feeling it's going to inspire some erotic fiction...

10 comments:

Craig Sorensen said...

Looks like a great series. Sadly, we Yanks can only imagine for the time being. Hopefully it will make its way to BBC America in due time!

Janine Ashbless said...

Argh, sorry Craig. Can you guys download from iPlayer? It's free in this country but they might have some evil regional restriction on it.

neve black said...

Not only do I not have cable access, so no television except for an occassional good flick, but like Craig pointed out, this side of the pond is going to miss the premier.

Please take good erotic notes for us, will ya? :-)

p.s. hmmm...maybe you could write to the broadcast company and offer (for a large fee, of course) to create a trailer. Damn, someone has to do it, right?

Justine Elyot said...

I can't wait for this *bounce bounce bounce* Dante Gabriel Rossetti fanfic will be the next big thing, I reckon.

Janine Ashbless said...

I wonder if he has a big thing...

Sorry.

Justine Elyot said...

Heh heh, you know what they say about men in big shirts...

Erobintica said...

Janine, you tease!

"Not available in your area"

can't even watch the trailers. But I can oogle the pictures. I would love to watch this. Hopefully eventually.

Craig Sorensen said...

As Robin pointed out, it definitely has the evil restriction, Janine. Like I said, I can hold out hope that they'll show it on BBC America...

Danielle said...

i loved the präraphaeliten!!!

@ justine

what do they say about men in big shirts? that they wear big pants too?..:-)

Janine Ashbless said...

Hi Danielle!

Oh, it was FUN! With boobies and snarky humour and everything! And Millais appears to be being played by this really sweet hobbit.