You guys, I am so addicted.
(photo from prideandprejudice05.blogspot.com)
Which... you know... shouldn't really be that surprising seeing as how I have this odd obsession with most British things, and Downton Abbey most definitely classifies as British. Nick and I have devoured the first two seasons, which sounds like a lot until you find out that for some reason a "season" consists of 7-9 episodes. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT, BBC? Don't you know I NEED at least 16 episodes to call it a SEASON? How very British of you.
Anyway, we thought we were done with the second season a week or so ago, but then we were at a family dinner and I casually asked if the extra on the DVD about "Christmas at Downton" was worth watching. I thought it was like, a walk through of the house all decked out for the holidays. My dad basically screamed at me that "THAT IS THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE SEASON YOU FOOL!" So... like...good to know. BUT in my defense, all other episodes were called "Episode 1, Episode 2, ect" then at the end there is "Christmas at Downton". WHY NOT CALL IT EPISODE NINE, BBC? Once again, how very British of you. (or maybe PBS puts out these DVD's... who knows. Either way, you should name your episodes in a logical and consistent manner so as to not confuse the simple minded folks addicted to your show)
Anyway again, we watched the finale this week and, spoiler free, lets just say you SHOULD NOT SKIP THAT EPISODE. Important things happen. Things that you want to see! And it is TWO HOURS! Two hours full of important Downton Goodness!
So, I guess the entire point of this post is to say that I have found something new that I love. And I think you will love it too. And I am pretty pushy about these things, so you might as well go ahead and give in and watch it so we can talk about it. Do we have a deal?
What? You want to know what it's about? FINE, I will tell you. Basically it's the running of a huge estate in the early 1900's in England. The story is split pretty evenly between the wealthy family that lives there and the servants that keep the house running. The story line rolls through things like the sinking of the Titanic and World War I, weaving an amazing picture of what life would be like at that time. If... you know... you were insanely wealthy or worked for insanely wealthy people. The acting, the story lines, the location, everything about it is awesome and worth checking out. Even if it's just so you can come here and tell me how you liked it!