Greetings, Internet, and Happy December! Welcome to the final installment in our Richard Chamberlain month. Months are now six weeks long, by the way.
Once more, I learned about this one from Mom, who, in addition to making the best pasta fagioli ever, in the history of mankind, is apparently a walking encyclopedia of Richard Chamberlain movies. (The secret is to use a soup bone.)
The Woman I Love is a short look at the famous (or infamous, depending on who’s telling it) story of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII. They met, they fell in love, they wanted to get married — and what might have been a very ordinary romance was complicated by the fact that Edward was heir to the throne, and then king of, England. And Wallis was a twice-divorced American commoner, who was still technically married when they met — which is a big deal, you guys. If you can accept that Lydia Bennett running off with Wickham is a big deal — other than the fact that she is sixteen, and he is apparently into teenagers — then you can accept the fact that Wallis is an American and a commoner and divorced is a huge problem. Any one of those things would probably cause friction.