Am I the only one who is left cold by this? I love Mrs Hughes but she is way too good for Carson who is a real stick in the mud reactionary. Worse than Robert really!
I agree. I love Mrs Hughes, but Carson is hopelessly conservative.
He's also shown himself to be a caring, loving pillar of support to her throughout the years - it doesn't matter to her that he's traditional. Love goes beyond petty political leanings, so yes, you two are pretty much the only people not delighted and heart-warmed by the prospect of their marriage.
Well I see obstacles for their characters. Both of them are mature and have iron strong wills as one would expect for people their age. I think this works as long as both their characters remain somewhat independent yet prudent and considerate of each other and the responsibilities in their care. For instance, there are times when Hughes simply disagrees with Carson's staunch decisions. But she doesn't outright argue with him or insult him in front of others. She may know a better way to do a thing but she finds little ways to impress her opinion on him rather than insult him. Then he accepts her way. At times when he simply puts his foot down, Hughes accepts his decision. But he does have a tender side and he allows her slight entrance to that side. As long as little changes happen, it will be good for them. I think the story won't work if he changes into some big softie or she abuses what she knows of him. I totally love their characters as they are and the way they run the house. I just think they both need to be allowed to be who they are yet have a little romance built in.
What do you think?