I stayed awake for this episode, mostly because Cora did a lot more talking than usual and Edith finally fired her editor (either that or he quit -- I couldn't quite tell) and as a result she, too, did a lot more talking. It perked me up, to see both of those ladies expressing an … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 3: Tom is Back Plus a Wedding
This is the episode that nearly broke me. I was looking forward to watching the show online today, but only a quarter of the way through, I felt a panic attack coming on. I paused the show and placed an emergency phone call to my oldest sister, Jenny. Jenny had already watched the episode, and knew … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 2: Pigs
The Beginning of the End Who among you didn't get a little lump in your throat at the opening credits, knowing that this is the last first time you'll watch a brand-new Downton Abbey in a brand-new year? For the last six years we've anticipated this show every January; it gave us something to look … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 1: The Birds & the Bees & Mrs. Hughes
Hey, People of the Internet. In the waning moments of 2015, I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year, and share this video that my brother made with our nieces and nephews offering a nostalgic take on Old Times Past. See you back here on Monday, January 4th for our last first … Continue reading Countdown to 2016…
Well, we made it, folks. The season is over and we say farewell to the House of Grantham until the Year of our Lord 2016, just ten short months away. I've had a week to recover from the prospect, and think I'm ready to review what happened in the season finale. That is, if I can remember it. … Continue reading Downton Abbey: Season 5, The Finale: Mary Sings Like a Bird
In other news from the realm of Romantic Love, Igor Ivanovitch propositions Granny, who stares at him, her eyes welling with tears from the shock of having to utter so many ridiculous lines at her age.