Monday, August 28, 2017

Things I learned while watching Downton Abbey

I'm not exactly a Netflix (or in this case Amazon Prime video) binge watcher.  But Beth, Tommy and I have been watching Downton Abbey for a while now.  (It's been several months since we started, and we're almost through season 3 of 6, so I'd say we're anything but binge watchers.

But here's what I've learned while watching Downton Abbey:

- Everything Violet (Maggie Smith) says makes me laugh.  Whether or not I'm supposed to laugh.
- Same thing for Mr. Carson.
- And Mrs. Hughes.
- This is a real house in England.  It's on my bucket list.
- It was a terrible idea to look up the actors and actresses on  It was like a huge spoiler on who was going to die.  "Wait a minute - that character is only in 25 episodes?  Oh no!"
- I don't know if it was like this when the show was on PBS, but some episodes take 45 minutes, and some take considerably longer.  Especially toward the end of a season.

- It's a lot of fun to sit with Beth and Tom and just enjoy 45 minutes (or more) of really well written and well acted television.
- Especially when we do it with banana milkshakes.

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