I'm into the second season of Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. Having come late to the party, I'm very much enjoying it. I think if the Dowager were mad at me, I would just commit suicide straight off. I think Mr. Bates and Anna need to be married. I think Mary and Matthew have the best relationship. I think Mrs. O'Brien should be flayed. And don't get me started on Thomas. Who knew that the upper crust needed their newspapers ironed, their place settings arranged with a ruler, and their servants neither seen nor heard? A revelation to me, certainly. I can't imagine Downton Abbey without Carson, do you suppose he's really going to leave? I can't wait to see what happens next.
Just finished Season 3 on Amazon Prime - Josephine Cox is right - it's like crack, I can't seem to stop watching it. If you are a fan, you know what happened at the end of season 3. And if you are a Prime Member, you know you have to purchase episodes of season 4. WTH? I did read a spoiler alert in the Huffington Post about season 4, so I know what I have to look forward to, but it's not like seeing the clothes, and the white, white, white sheets, dress shirts and tablecloths - how DO they get them that white? Kind of funny the way Mr. Bates shot himself in the foot with Thomas wasn't it? I keep waiting for Thomas to get religion and have that 'come to Jesus' moment when he becomes a real human being instead of what he is, but I fear I shall be eternally disappointed in that.
I debated buying the DVDs of Seasons 1 through 3 but even though I enjoying the Downton Abbey ride a whole lot, I'm not sure I'd watch often enough to make the purchase worth while. Does Alfred eventually get to realize his dream of cooking? I'd like to see that. I may just go back to the beginning and watch an episode once in a while while I'm waiting for Season 4 to become available. It's like sneaking a Ding Dong now and then while I'm on a diet.