Saturday, March 31, 2012

Highly Addictive

I was halfway through a blog for today about our wild weather. I stopped for a break -- a big mistake -- because weather was changing by the moment and I needed to take new pictures and see what was happening. I watched some DVR'd shows for awhile, then thought I ought to give a try to a Netflix DVD that's been sitting on the TV stand for two months.

I'd seen raves about it on various blogs and other places. People were saying they couldn't wait for next season to begin.

At first I read it as "Downtown Abbey." "Downton Abbey" just didn't flow from my tongue. Dramas set in British castles often seem staid and slow to me. The first DVD has the first two episodes of the first season. My Netflix plan lets me have two DVDs out at once and I think I rotated a couple of others through the second slot before I took a shot at Season One tonight. I didn't have much in the way of high anticipation.

I only intended to watch the first episode. It had a good starting hook, but perhaps around the 20-minute mark, something happened that made me go "oh ho!" and I was hooked. I don't even remember what it was, since I watched the second episode and all the Extras on that first DVD, filling my head with twists and turns.

I do have DVD #2 with the next two episodes here. I'm going to have a hard time tomorrow working on my newsletter instead of taking a DA break.

Sister, you guys will love it.

See you soon.



  1. I haven't gotten into Downton Abbey yet. Somehow I missed the first episodes and then decided to wait on the DVD. I've been hearing rave reviews from friends though and may need to catch up fast.

  2. They started showing that here in France. They showed 3 episodes in one day and I was totally hooked even though stupid French TV didn't even show them in order! The thing is, they never ever showed another episode! Why the heck can you always find stupid stuff on TV to watch and all the good stuff is no where to be found!