Saturday, March 17, 2012
Do Not Disturb
This week, I've all but hung a "Do Not Disturb" sign on my back door after getting home from work in the evening. Last Saturday, I snagged this copy of Downton Abbey, Series 1, The Original UK Edition at Target. And I've been watching it EVERY evening this week. I've been catching up since I somehow missed Series 1 when it first came on. Well, actually I did see bits and pieces but didn't watch it through since it usually went off at 11pm and I had to be up early the next morning for work.
Anyway, I've been coming home and quickly doing my chores, and then settling down on the sofa in my jammies, a cup of Earl Grey, decaf, and my knitting. It has been nice to be able to rewind (is that a word for DVDs?) and rewatch bits if I miss a phrase or gesture.
Someone at work who has never seen the show was asking me about it. Where to start? This is Britist drama! There's the superb writing, the cast, the costuming, the scenery. And then there's all the little gestures and looks. And then, of course, there's all the history.
My cousin, Virginia, and I are planning a Downton Abbey Day where we'll watch Series 1 and Series 2. I think we need to have tea and scones too.
And finally, a big Thank You! to my local PBS station, APT, for showing Downton Abbey.