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You’ve Gotta Watch This!

My co-author and I have spent many days, nights, and weekends fighting our way through Downton Abbey. I originally began watching it years ago when it first aired on PBS. (I didn’t have cable at the time – and still rarely watch anything besides sports.) When I met Chanel she opened my eyes to the wonderful world of books and TV shows. I’ve always loved to read but was told, at times, that it was a “waste unless you were bettering yourself”. Now, I argue you can learn something from almost each one you pick up!

A few months ago I was doing dishes waiting for my boyfriend to get home and opened my computer. I realized that we had Amazon Prime when my Netflix subscription ran out. …and Downton was the first thing that popped up on the watch list. Knowing I had gotten way behind on the original airing I rewatched from the beginning. Chanel did the same.

Originally, I was interested because of the historical content. (I also just watched my dog eating from a flower pot outside. How nice.) The more episodes I saw the more in depth each relationship and side story became. I was completely and totally enthralled with the idea of living as an English monarch and what troubles came with that title.

I finished the last episode a few weeks ago and I still haven’t quite…recovered. I think that’s probably the appropriate word. My life was filled with the wonder and elegance from Downton for months and now I’m watching Curb Your Enthusiasm to help cope.

I think my most favorite character from the show is probably Aunt Violet, The Dowager Countess. She’s famous for one liners that can shut you down or make you sing – and I absolutely adore her. I think, to some degree, everyone can agree with her on this…

 “Principles are like prayers: noble, of course, but awkward at a party.”  

If you’re looking for something new to watch this is an awesome show. Give it a few episodes before you make your own decision – but it’s something I’d watch again from start to finish. If you do pick it up, or have watched it, let us know your thoughts and favorite characters/episodes. We’d love to hear them! 🙂

M

Just a small town girl trying to raise polite animals. I love to read, workout, and cook. Sharing bits of my world one post, picture, and video at a time.

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10 thoughts on “You’ve Gotta Watch This!

    1. Nel

      I’ve seen WestWorld! Can’t wait for season 2! I didn’t think I’d like DA when M told me to watch it but I fell and became obsessed and angry and everything in between.

    1. M Post author

      So, likewise with DA, I’ve watched MANY episodes of Curb…but never in order. Larry David is hilarious – literally laugh out loud funny. I just got caught up on Scandal. I have no words for what’s happening. Do you watch it?!?

        1. M Post author

          Oh my goodness! You NEED to watch Scandal. It’s about government and the president and basically what people will do to get to the White House. …there’s lots of romance, too. It’s amazing and always keeps you guessing!!

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