Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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!
Scrawled by Slyde at 3/19/2013 01:45:00 PM