Monday, January 14, 2013

Downton, Better than Real Housewives

Image via The Telegraph
I hurried home from work last night to watch the next episode of Downton Abbey.

Once again, the only disappointment came when the episode was over.  Next week's episode looks like it is going to be a doozy!

Really, why do we need to watch housewives in random cities when we have Downton?  Classless versus Classy.  Is there even a competition?

Throughout the show, I find myself empathizing with the older Lady Grantham and Lady Mary.  I love the tradition that their estate represents.  Could they relax a bit?  Certainly.  However, they are trying to hold on to something beautiful.

I do wish the writers would allow Thomas to be gotten in trouble with Lord Grantham.  He (Thomas) is the most irritating, deceiving, and smug character.  I hate how he is never caught, despite all the nonsense he puts in Daisy's head, the trouble he gets people into, and his complete double-faced personality.

Shirley MacLaine is my favourite.  I love her and wish she would not go back to America.  Her character adds spice to the chemistry among the family that is great fun to watch.  Of course, now that Lady Edith is getting married, her return to America will probably be postponed.

Let's talk about Lady Edith for a moment.  Poor thing really is set on the back burner a bit.  But, she isn't my favourite character.  In fact, she is a bit dull.  Plus, I know you've seen the way she throws herself at Sir Strallan.  He is awfully old.  But, he seems to be the only option the writers decided to write into the script for her.

When the part is about to fall apart, MacLaine just goes right into planning mode.  LOVE IT!  She take charge, makes it all fabulous, and the night is a raging success!

Oh, did anyone else find it awkward and funny when Shirley MacLaine finished the song by practically serenading the older Lady Grantham?

The next episode should be great!  Till next week!


  1. Replies
    1. Yes, it is such a fabulous show! You can easily catch up on the first two seasons (short and addictive seasons). It is only on the second episode of season three.


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