Knif Picks: Downton Abbey


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.

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