Saturday, January 5, 2013

Downton Abbey - Season Three

I am an avid fan of Downton Abbey. I anxiously await the US premiere of season 3 on January 6th.  I was brought late into the world of Downton thanks in part to a blog from Rebecca at Life and Godliness and then my delight in finding all of season one on Netflix.

Everything about this program is splendid – the costumes, the sets, the characters and of course not to forget the stellar performances given by Dame Maggie Smith and the rest of the actors. Season three will bring Shirley MacLaine on the scene as American born Cora’s mother visiting from the U.S. I cannot wait to see the sparks fly between the two aforementioned actresses!

Season two culminated at the end of the First World War and of course the pandemic of the Spanish flu. The world is changing fast for the household of Downton Abbey, too fast for some and not quite fast enough for others.

The Hubster got me the entire set of Seasons One and Two for Christmas. Little did he know they are the UK versions!  I am delighted!

Earlier in the season, there was also a new British series on PBS – Call the Midwife. I would actually veg out for a three hour period watching this program, Upstairs / Downstairs next and then finally Downton Abbey. I would have recorded them on Tivo, if I’d had such an apparatus and known how to use it. I can barely function with a Smart Phone… (and I loath the fact the smart phone changes my words into what it believes I am trying to say!)

So, think fondly of me on Sunday evening as I vegetate while watching PBS taking in the new season of Downton Abbey! I might even have a cup of tea while doing so! (Probably Stash's Spice Chai)

Keeping it simple, sane and sacred,


Philippians 4:8

Good News Translation
In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.