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12 May 2012 @ 08:17 am
 
I'm not sure how many of you have heard of The Worst Witch; I know that some of you certainly have, and at least one of you knows far more about it than I do. I've still yet to watch the whole series--I think I got near the end of season one, but not for lack of love. I haven't got my hands on the books yet either.

I just thought I would share the first little tidbit of it--the first 10 minutes of the show--in case it might spike the interest of any of you. I'm sure if it does, you won't fail to notice similarities between TWW and Harry Potter; the first comment, of course, reminds us which out-dates which. (;

I'm hard-pressed to pick a favourite character, but I have a guiding force: the most beloved traits of both Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape seem to have been brewed together (with a Time-Turner's assistance, if we are again reminded me of the dates) into the form of Cackle's Academy's Deputy Headmistress. That means I am hard-pressed (not really!) to choose Hardbroom--Miss Constance Hardbroom--as a favourite character. With lines such as, "You are not here to play at witches; you are here to study hard, learn discipline and prepare for your WHC--Witches Higher Certificate--under the guidance of your form teacher, who will be...me" I find that I'm actually left with less choice than ever.

I even like the younger cast of characters (there's a Griselda in the first episode at least!), which is rather shocking; and I also cackle my little head off at the other teaching characters, such as Miss Cackle herself (Headmistress), Miss Imogen Drill (we are introduced to her sweaty and in motion) and Miss Bat (who shares striking similarities with our dear Seer Trellawney, when one replaces cooking sherry with sour milk).

So I shall just put the first 10 minutes of the show here, and of course you needn't touch it, but I'll just leave it here anyway...

 
 
 
Megan: hpmirellarussian on May 12th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)
I watched all 3 parts of the first episode, and it was so cute! I wish I had known about this show when I was little. I would have loved it! I think I did read the books in elementary school, though. The title and all the names sound very familiar.
Kiwi Crocus: GA's || Calzone || Cheering.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
I wish I had known about this show when I was little, too; it would have been perfect for me and my little imagination. Thankfully, it's perfect for my grown-up imagination, too. (; I haven't read the books but I've marked them in my online library network, so hopefully I can read them some time!
minervas_eule: Minerva's Euleminervas_eule on May 12th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
I heard it mention on my flist, naturally, even with pics, but I had not ventured further - so thank you for the first glimpse! I so wish my children were still young, so I had an "excuse" to watch it all, repeatedly ;-)) It seems a bit like Enid Blyton in a witches-setting :-))
traits of both Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape seem to have been brewed together - absolutely *LOL*
Kiwi Crocus: HP || Catnip || Staring.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
No problem! Glad you've got a real glimpse of it, now, after hearing about it from your flist. (: Bah on excuses! I always think that people should be free to watch what they want to watch. I still love watching kids stuff sometimes--or Sailor Moon. I've never read Enid Blyton, alas.

And pleased you agreed with my statement on Hardbroom! :B
BurningEdenburningeden on May 12th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Consider me hooked!!

Where can I see the whole series??
Kiwi Crocus: Eye || Floral sight.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
I wish I could give you a simple link! I'm still looking for a good, consistent place to watch or even buy the series--I'd be willing. Because it's an old show, I haven't found one yet. I'll let you know if I do! (And please let me know if you beat me to it! (; )
lash_laruelash_larue on May 13th, 2012 01:48 am (UTC)
Netflix has it. Sort of. There is a movie that is like 10 years before the series, and after that the episodes are kind of random and not in order as far as availability goes.

But Diana Rigg is in the movie, so I'm good.
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Kiwi Crocus: Fantasy || Mermaid harem.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
I do want to see the film as well, but the tv show is definitely what draws me in. :B
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Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Green braid.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
I don't know what HB wears, but I always notice it! It's definitely something tight and lovely. I love imagining Minerva in it, from time to time. (;

Yes, the similarities are definitely quite striking! Perhaps that's why I enjoy it so much--especially with the female cast.
þeof in þystromothwing on May 13th, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
*flails* OMG Worst Witch!

Miss Hardbroom/Miss Drill are my faaavourite characters. And Maude, of course. <3
Kiwi Crocus: Dar Williams || Magic's in the Learning.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha you were the one I knew was really into the show, and knew so much more about it than I do!

Nnnngh HB and Miss Drill. I really want to buy the series and watch the whole thing in reasonable quality!
Kitty Ryankitty_ryan on May 14th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC)
Eeeeeeee! One of my favourite books and television series both!
Kiwi Crocus: Hair || Starfish braid.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't know that! That's awesome! I REALLY want to watch the whole series and femslash the hell out of it every which way. If only I could find it in good quality, for free OR for purchase.
helsballerinafalls on May 14th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
my childhood! thank you!!
Kiwi Crocus: Ani D || Grinning.cranky__crocus on May 15th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
Awwr, glad to remind you of it, and that you enjoyed it! :D