Monday, January 20, 2014

Thoughts on Downton Abbey....

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.


  1. *Spoiler* no, but I know it all, we saw it between Christmas and New Year ;). We love it, but not realy the end ;}.
    Have fun by looking the rest.

  2. All I have to say is, "What is a weekend?"