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.