Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I Believe I've Come Down With A Case Of The Vapors!


I have a bit of a confession to make.

This is going to be a hard one to get through, but i do believe that my process of personal healing will only begin when i finally get this off my chest.

Ready for it? Ok, here goes....

I have been watching Downton Abbey.

Ok, I might as well go the Full Monty here and give you full disclosure....

I haven't just been WATCHING Downton Abbey.....

I've been fucking LOVING IT!

I know, right?

If you would have told me 2 months ago that i would actually submit myself to watching a show about some early fansy-shmantsy turn-of-the-20th-century snooty English family living in their high-falootin' estate, i would have called you a crazy person.

But, Dammit all to Heck, this show a hoot.

After hearing all the hubbub that this show has been generating, last month i submitted myself to watch the first episode on Netflix, just to finally quell my curiosity more than anything. After hearing what the show was about, i couldnt see myself giving it more than a few minutes of my time.

And what a confusing first episode it was! There were more characters introduced in the first hour that i could count (and i can count past TEN!), and they all spoke with that funny accent that all you people across the Atlantic seem to like to do. It was all so VERY confusing.

I ended up watching the entire episode, but i felt that i had given it a fair chance, and didnt really plan to go back to it.

Then, for SOME reason that i cant put a finger on, a week later i decided to finally sit down and watch another one.

Then another. And another. And holy shit suddenly it was 2A.M. and i just HAD to stay up for one more episode! Lady Edith was just jilted at the altar! Mary and Matthew were having marital trouble! Sybil was in love with the Chauffer! I just HAD to know what the hell was going to happen next!

In all seriousness, i cannot believe that i just finished watching all three seasons. The show is SOOOOOOO outside of my wheelhouse that its laughable. I mean, I dont think i spotted even ONE zombie or terminator in ANY of these damn episodes!

I mean, i watched an entire episode that centered around Lady Violet's attempt at trying to win the county's annual Rose Blooming contest......

.... and i loved every fucking second of it!

Really, this is a great show. The writing is great, but its the characters themselves that keep you hooked. I honestly havent watched a show with characters so interesting since LOST when off the air, and if you've been around here awhile you KNOW how big of a boner i had for THAT show....

Anyway, i just had to share my guilty secret with you all.

Now, if you will all excuse me, I need to adjourn to the drawing room for some tea and crumpets. Might you care to join me? I just heard the most SCANDALOUS gossip! Apparently, Lady Yorkshore just showed her ankle to the chimneysweep!

Egads!

15 comments:

Cocaine Princess said...

If you love Downtown Abbey you'll probably like the film "Gosford Park"

B.E. Earl said...

I've sneaked a peak at a few episodes here and there while Gia was watching them. Mostly to bug her with "Now who's this guy?" type questions. But it did seem to be quality television. I mentioned it to you, but I would recommend Parade's End on HBO. Quick mini-series...you'll burn through it.

2ABES said...

Got a good news / bad news thing for you...Good news is I got to your blog again. Something must have been fixed. Bad news is i got to your blog again...anyway don't watch the show, as you say its out of my wheelhouse and I'm gonna leave it there...otherwise next thing you know, you're gonna be having tea and crumpets...what ever the hell they are

Chantel said...

I knew there was a reason I had a thing for you. Crumpets rock.

Slyde said...

cocaine: i saw Gosford park years ago. It WAS really good.

earl: i see that they keep playing that.. it just didnt seem very interesting, but maybe i'll check it out.

abes: who are you, again?

chantel: i'll take your word on that. could you send me some?

BamaTrav said...

If you had to get it off your chest, I bet you had to use a lot of peanut butter in that mat of wookiness, or was that in the Enquirer? Anyway, tell your mama I axed how she durin.

Heff said...

Oh, GOOD LORD. Drop your knickers and bend yon over, Slyde. It's time for a jolly good rodgering.

Slyde said...

as long as its a JOLLY good one, i'd be ok with that...

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MarkD60 said...

Maybe it's a good show...
Or maybe you're turning to a sissy

Slyde said...

anna: yeah, me too!

Mark: maybe both!

Shelly said...

This is my FAVORITE show ever, even after I made fun of my sister for becoming obsessed with it. She finally got me to watch it, and now it's like crack to me.