Thursday, January 10, 2013

Downton Abbey

I came to year three of Downton Abbey with scepticism after last year's continual melodramatic plotting, including his Lordship lusting after the maid, which was so out of character, I wanted to throw something.

Thankfully, in the third season, the storyline regained some balance. Lady Mary's wedding dress with the softly lowered waistline was exquisite as was a suit she wore with an asymmetrical lapel.  Each scene was beautifully framed, and we finally got to see some wide angled views of the houses.

Shirley McClain was a grotesque figure of her former self, a mishmash of plastic surgery and normal aging, but I liked her whacky, sometimes wise, American character.

Watch out, though.  Bates has a dark side.  How dark?  I don't think we know yet.

Anyway, I'm hooked.  I've always been hooked.


  1. Oh the spoiler. I ordered Season Three which should arrive end of January. I am hooked too. Have you seen Hell on Wheels? Justified? It was a coping mechanism. Cozy pjs, lots of ice cream and non-stop movies. I'm back.

  2. 1) I'm obsessed with downton abbey.

    2) I'm convinced the head of the NRA is Tom's evil twin. Google Wayne LaPierre.

  3. I love Downton Abbey. Any series which has kept my attention for three seasons is a winner. (So Downton Abbey and Modern Family are the only two shows I watch on TV, apparently.)

  4. twebsterarmstrong--we should be best friends. Those are the only shows I follow,too. Well, those and Sister Wives. I do have a dark side.

  5. Season three takes a bit of time to warm up, but whoa!, there are some awesome moments when it settles in.