Monday, February 6, 2012

You (yes you) and Downton Abbey

 The question of the day is have you watched Downton Abbey?  The correct answer should be "of course I have Jaclyn - how could I not watch it and still be your friend?"  That said, I know some of you are busy with jobs, husbands (wives), kids, etc, etc. Those excuses, I promise, are not worth it. I didn't start Downton until December.  I was sure it wouldn't matter if I put it off for a few months. After all, it was a new semester, I was in the middle of my Grey's obsession. How could I possibly start a new show?  The real question though is how could I not?
Enough of the gushing rhetoric - here's the dish - I LOVE this show. I think about it on the way to work. I think about it when a kid is asking for the sixth time what we are going to do in class that day. I think about it when my therapist tells me not to think of anything (okay - not really...I'm not in therapy but if I were). I think about it when I am trying to tell myself to get a grip. It's just a TV SHOW....and then I talk to someone like Mel, Maria, my mom, Julie, Katie, Jennica, my coworkers, etc, etc and what little grip I had is gone.  
If you still need some convincing or you think I really need therapy, feel free to call. I promise to at least mute the show while we're talking. Cheers!
ps. I know, I know - dramatic much?  But let's be honest. We just made it through January without much ado thanks to the distraction of the upstairs and downstairs of Downton Abbey...and, of course, Mary & Matthew.....

9 comments:

Dani and Chandler said...

Thanks for this post. I keep trying to find shows my husband won't like so I can watch them without having to wait for him. I tried desperate housewives and greys but they lured him in. So maybe this won't :)

Melanie said...

I seriously love you and love this post. I had way too much fun talking with you. If only we could watch an episode together. It would be a riot. Here's to getting the dvds and finishing this tale!

Anna said...

i am so intrigued now. I need a new show...

Marianne & Eddie said...

i need to get on this bandwagon!!! i am ashamed it hasn't already happened.

forget laundry said...

we are in 3 episodes deep (and loving it) phew. I can still be your friend (and Brandon too :). when I watch a bit more- lets talk.

sarah h. said...

I love this show. Maggie Smith's character is my favorite.

Jenessa Hutchins said...

Again-let me leave you with this image: You giggling with glee, and all your friends, family, and co-workers blindfolded and following behind you with huge smiles on their faces. You would make an awesome dictator Miss Persuasive.

JacksonFamily said...

A few of the ladies I work with in Primary are addicted to this show. I have it on netflix so a few weeks ago I decided to give it a try. About 30 seconds into it I realized it was a PBS English show so I turned it off because I didn't think I'd stay awake for it. So...are you saying that was a mistake?

Marvia said...

I love this show... it consumes a great deal of my thought process. Shame we aren't closer to watch it together. :)