Monday, February 6, 2012

Downton Abbey

As hoped, last night's episode was excellent. So many story lines, so well told! More intrigue! A poseur claiming to be Patrick, who had drowned on the Titanic, with an unlikely explanation of why he didn't drown! Twinges of feeling by Matthew! More threats by Mrs. Bates!

A few days ago, I was catching up on old issues of Newsweek and read an article by a writer who was dismissive of the overwhelming popularity of Downton Abbey in the US. He said if the story were told correctly, Sybil would have carved a "V" for the Women's Vote on her breast, Matthew would have been killed not just injured in the war, blah, blah, blah.

Perhaps the writer didn't know this was ENTERTAINMENT and not a documentary. Whatever. I'm enjoying it immensely and can't wait for more. The last two episodes, next week and the following, will each be two hours long. Yes!


  1. I am hoping to watch it tomorrow!

  2. I'm watching tomorrow too. I did see the little preview trailer and can hardly wait. I heard the series described as a British soap! well, of all the freaking nerve...

  3. Oh, then I'll have to be careful in future posts not to give anything away. Didn't think about delayed viewing, sorry!


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