It's imported. And a bit dated. But it is magical in its own stuffy, aristocratic sort of way.
I'm talking Downton Abbey and I am totally hooked. TOTALLY. HOOKED.
Have you watched it? Are you addicted? Do you love it or are you bored? If you are bored than I invite you to watch it with me on my iPad (yes, we will have to cuddle) because I will be happy to point out to you all of the drama and intrigue that make this a Masterpiece classic!
First off, the British are an angsty lot. I love the tension between tradition and innovation. This is what drives the show along. Like my mom said, this is almost a British version of Fiddler on the Roof. Oh, if only it were a musical!
The storyline of Matthew and Mary is so fabulous. She started out so prideful and arrogant but now we are beginning to see her softer side, the side that loves Matthew more than she loves herself. Yet they are destined to be apart. Oh, the heartache.
And don't you love that Sybil is running away with an Irishman? I do so love the Irish.
And then there's Carson. Steady, faithful, voice-of-reason Carson. He is the anchor of the show. And I am so glad he is not going to live with Mary and her sneaky fiancé.
The rest of the servants are wonderful as well. Don't you just long for the day when Mr. Baits is no longer plagued by his demented dead ex-wife? Give the man a break, people!
Don't even get me started on Lord Grantham getting all kissy face with the maid. Oh ugh. Seriously.
And then there is poor Edith. Poor, middle child, not-quite-sure-where-her-place-is-in-life, Edith. Her love life is beyond tragic. And it doesn't help that she is socially awkward and sometimes forgetable. But I have a feeling that she has a great storyline to come.
And finally, let's talk about Granny (Maggie Smith). She is perfection. Her one-liners are priceless and her spunk and superiority keep the entire family in line.
So, I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Perhaps you have never seen the show or maybe you've memorized each episode and recite it to your co-workers on a daily basis. I don't know. But this show deserves a good discussion so bring it on.