When I hear a television series compared to “The Great British Bake Off” as cozy comfort TV, I sit up on my cushions and take notice.
Several readers have commended unto me the BBC gardening series “Big Dreams, Small Spaces.” The Mary Berry of this show is an engaging gardener called Monty Don, who goes around trying to help average-Joe Britons transform shaggy outdoor spaces into their personal visions of paradise.
I was intrigued, and then this New Yorker piece by Charlotte Mendelson sealed the deal. “Mildly gripping, deeply soothing?” “Monty in his indigo sailor’s trousers?”—this is absolutely what I am looking for in my knitting entertainment lineup. As with the baking show, the appeal is that you really are rooting for these folks to succeed.
I just started Episode 2 (now on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and I’m already thinking I might need a potted palm tree in my life.