Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Girls of Drover Run

We are totally into McLeod's Daughters. The three of us (sometimes 4 of us) watch it every night. It has become a family tradition.

Like with any TV show, that includes multiple characters, there is the tendency to wonder "Which character am I most like?" Or maybe that's just me? Probably not though since there ARE multiple quizzes online.

Which Lostie are you? Which Charmed one are you? Which Desperate Housewife are you?

So, which girl on Drovers Run am I? Which one are you?

There's:

Claire-Very serious. Workaholic. Full of pride. Doesn't like to accept help. Strong morals. Set in her ways. Not very warm. Rough exterior. Very capable.

Tess-Outgoing. Friendly. Spiritual. Nosy. Pushy. Questions everything. Tries to change things. Wants to save the world. Often makes a fool of herself.

Jodi-Lazy. Hates working. Spoiled. Often puts her foot in her mouth. Cute. Fun. Full of life.

Becky-Heroic. Brave. Strong. Thoughtful. Caring. Helpful.

I wish I was like Becky. I think Becky is incredibly awesome. I have a bit of a girl-crush on Becky. But I'm not like Becky--unfortunately.

I'm not really like Jodi--at least not on a regular basis.

Tim thinks I'm like Claire. And I don't completely disagree. There are times when I feel like a Claire. I guess it's with certain people. Certain people bring out my inner Claire.

Usually though, I feel like a total Tess. I can be a bit shy--at times. But other times I'm outgoing. I'm usually friendly. I think? I'm pushy about my beliefs. I'm definitely spiritual. And the big thing is I'm incredibly nosy.

There was one episode in which Tess reminded me so much of myself. There was some bad history in their neighbor's family; a skeleton in the closet that no one talked about. Tess brought it up at dinner and persisted on pursuing the conversation--despite the people looking uncomfortable. Then later she couldn't just let it go. She had to call up the family and offer her apologies. When her apology was not met with welcome and warmth, she brought over flowers. She would not give up.

This is so much like something I would do.

I think the thing about Tess is she hates to be disliked. And this is like me. Some people can do the old Her loss! I don't care if she doesn't like me. I can't. Well, I try. But it BUGS me when people dislike me. And instead of backing away, I go all Tess on them.

I have some Claires in my life. And nothing makes me bring out my inner Tess more than being around these Claires. If these people toned down their inner Claires, I would probably end up toning down my inner Tess.

Anyway.....

In other Drover Run news.....The actress who plays Claire (Lisa Chapelle) reminded me so much of someone and I couldn't figure out who. Tonight, I finally figured it out.

Liesel from the Sound of Music!!!!

Compare the pictures!!!









Okay, actually the pictures are not that good. I couldn't find any good ones. But go see for yourself. Watch McLeod's Daughters and then watch Sound of Music. And no, not just to compare the two actresses. They're both awesome shows to watch. Pity thee who does not know the joy of Christopher Plummer singing "Edelweiss" to his estranged family.

8 comments:

rinniez said...

Oh my gosh.... i have contemplated which Drovers Run girl i am many mnay times over the years!
Yes i am one of those devoted viewers who (im pretty sure) has seen EVERY episode!
Addicted!
Im a little Claire in terms of strong morals. A little like Tess in the making a fool of myself department.
Not much like Becky but LOVED her character and the relationship with Brick and oh i feel like i lived it all myself! Memories! And yes i wanted to be more like her too.
And although i am not like Jodi either, after Becky left i favoured Jodi and wanted her personality traits too! Especially once she grew out of her spoiled phase.

And yes Claire and Liesel do look similar.... something i had never noticed!

:)
yay mcleods daughters!!!

Dina said...

Rinniez, So since you're an actreses, did you have fantasies about being on the show.

Wouldn't that be cool? Although I heard rumors it wasn't the best working environment.

I love Becky's relationship with Brick. I read spoilers and know what's going to happen to him. I dread watching that episode. He is SO sweet. I think all of us women need a man like that in our life--whether it's our husband, boyfriend, brother, cousin, etc.

The world would probably be a much better place if we were all Beckys and Bricks.

Jayne said...

Ohhh Liesel and Claire do look a lot a like!
*sob* They sold off the last littler of pups from the working dogs that star in the series and that beautiful house has been sold *sob*
I begged, pleaded and threatened The Spouse to get me the Drover's Run house but he just kept showing me his empty pockets *hmph* lol ;)

Dina said...

Who ended up buying the house? I heard Hugh Hefner was trying to buy it and was going to make it into a playboy mansion. ??????

Maybe that was just a sick rumor.

We should all get together and buy the house!!! We can start a McLeod's Daughter cult.

rinniez said...

Awwwww you will cry and cry when u get to the Brick episode!!!! Broke my heart he was soooo adorable!
Oh the first and second seasons were def the best! Love it all, would have LOVED to score a role on the show.
I love this show so much that one of the things i would now love to do in my life is to go out bush and work as a jilaroo for a while, just like the drover girls!

Dina said...

I read an article recently that men are all leaving the ranches/stations (whatever you guys call it) to go work in the mines. So now women are flocking to the bush to become jillaroos.

That would be awesome if you did it!!!! You would definitely have to keep a blog! Well, unless the place didn't have a good Internet connection.

Jack said...

Hey You should Put Alex Nick or meg and etc on there

Jack said...

I feel like Becky Right now for some reason