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
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.
I watched this episode in the middle of a round of insomnia, sometime after midnight and before dawn, so my recollection of it might be mixed in with some thoughts I had while nodding off. If so, I apologize. One of my potentially imaginary impressions is that this episode was visually more interesting than most. It was … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 7: In Which Another Dinner Party is Ruined
The title of this post is brought to you by Sweet Baxter, who, in one of her many compassionate moments on the servants' staircase with Skulking Thomas, gently asked if he was okay. When he snarled at her in reply, she pushed her point further. "Are you alright?" she asked, "You are sweating like a beast!" Indeed. … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 5: “Sweating Like A Beast”
This episode offered more of everything we love: more talking, more harumphing, more potential Mary-mates, more Daisy 'n' Patmore, more Carson 'n' Mrs. 'ughes, more Dowager vs. Isobel. It also offered less of everything we love: Isis was present in name only. And then there was doe-eyed Edith, stumbling and bumbling her way toward godmother status … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 2: Technology Time!