We’ve finally come around to Downton Abbey. Actually, it’s more appropriate to say that Tim has come around to Downton Abbey- Cynthia has already watched through Season 3. Even Oma and Opa watched and likes Downton Abbey. Yes, I know… everyone likes the show and I’m the last to it.
Actually, Cyn tried to get me into it a few months ago, but it didn’t catch with me. I saw it as “Emma” on steroids- lots of pretty people performing archaic rituals and lots of love gossip surrounding it. Mind you, as far as I can tell, it actually IS all of those things… it’s just that it’s a lot more than that. It’s one of those shows where you can see, clearly, times and customs moving at such a pace that you can see the strains on the characters. And it speaks so powerfully that you can’t help but wonder what a similar show about the 2010s would depict in 100 years. It’s simply amazing to me that these people lived only 100 years ago- it seems like several centuries.
And, honestly- how many shows can you and your wife watch together and be equally interested in? Then, ask the same question with you, your wife, AND your parents? That’s a special show.