This Where the Nonsense Turns to Makesense

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Downton Abbey

You know those shows where everyone keeps telling you, "it's so great; you HAVE to watch it," or, "You are going to love it. Watch it,"? Well. Usually, I don't like it at all. I'm not being a rebel. It's just that usually the how doesn't live up to the hype. I didn't build the hype. I'm not the Great White Hype, which leads me to a favorite quote:
"My father used to say 'laugh and the world laughs with you; cry, and I'll give you something to cry about you little bastard!'"

I wish I was that good of a writer. Anyhow. To the point of this post. Downton Abbey. Mr. Bates. Lady Granthum. Lady Mary. Matthew Crawley. Lady Sybil. I love them all. Someone said "you HAVE to watch this show" so I did. And it worked. I love them. I'm beside myself with the waiting. I haven't a clue when the next show is on and when season four will be available on DVD. But I want to go back and re watch them until it does. 
Why? Because it makes the new British accent in my head justifiable.
 If you've a hankering for a not so simpler time and a great look into the rich life of the early 20th century, check out Downton Abbey. Mention my name and receive nothing whatsoever. Not even a wink or an atta girl or a jolly good show young chap. But you might decide you are suddenly happy you aren't rich and yet still want old lady Granthum as your Gram. She's brilliant. 


No(dot dot)el said...

This show is just... just SO amazing!! You can buy season 4 right now on Amazon btw. I'm waiting patiently every Sunday a new episode on PBS ;)
But if you buy it I won't be opposed to coming over and watching with you. And together we will have the whole series.

shontell said...

It's dangerous I tell you! I love it. I have practiced my passive aggressive compliments and turned up nose. I'm not good at it though; I mostly just trip over something and stutter. Thanks for introducing me to this goodness. Just another reason why we are MFEO.