I am hooked
There is no doubt about it. I have heard the last few years on blogs and some friends about curling up on Sunday night with PBS and watching the drama unfold on "Downton Abbey." I could never remember the day or time it was on and then something clicked this year.
All the excitement of other bloggers and friends talking about the up coming Season 3 and when it was. So I scribbled it down on my calendar so I could watch what all the fuss was about.
First episode of Season 3 and I was HOOKED!
Everything from the time period, the language, clothing, manners, vehicles, and just life back then captured me.
I pretty much was able to connect the dots as to who was who and what was going on...but it haunted me not to see Season 1 and 2 just to make sure I didn't miss something.
Netflix instant gave me the chance to see all of Season 1 and that was a marathon of TV watching.
For weeks I have been trying to figure how I could get Season 2 since Netflix did not have it and I didn't really want to get sucked up in those free trials for one week and then your charge card starts getting charges on it because you forgot to cancel ( been there...done that). I called the library and Season 2 is OUT everywhere and so I was put on a list. A LIST! That means WAITING. It also meant there was someone else before me WAITING. So it would be weeks before I could watch it and my determination took hold and I went back to googling until I came across "project free tv."
It meant watching it on my computer and for almost 7 hours, yes I am that person, I watched Season 2 and finished up the next day with the two episodes. I can now say I am one with everyone when it comes to "Downton Abbey" or as my husband says, "Downtown Abbey."
Last night was great to see 2 hours of it instead of 1 with Edith getting a back bone, Matthew and Tom determined to make Downton Abbey profitable, Ethel changing her life around, Wild cousin Rose, who I am not totally sure how I feel about her yet, O'Brien and Thomas with their shenanigans and of course the freedom of Bates, but then at the end with some snippets of the up coming show, they said it was the finale...WHAT! We need more than 7-8 episodes. It will be painful after this coming Sunday to wait until Season 4 starts but like of all you die hard Downton Abbey fans, I will wait with you.
"Which Downton Abbey Job is for you?"
Here is a fun quiz to take:
Click on this link: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/quizzes/personality-quiz/which-downton-abbey-job-is-right-for-you/
I am: Isobel Crawley
Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get dirty, because Isobel's charitable jobs are right for you. Your hands-on work for those who need it the most can get you into trouble, especially when you cross the line from leader to bossypants. But while your values or methods may not make you popular, your heart is in the right place. And you back it up with considerable force of will.
It could have been worse, I could have been O'Brien.