The Joys of Escape
Aaaaah, I suppose it’s an awakening of sorts. “Coma Shelli” as a friend endearingly coined me is no more – sort of.
“Coma Shelli” was a nickname that came about, due to the fact that I did not have a working radio in my car for 3 years + did not have cable or television for about 7 years. I lived under a rock, as they say.
Well, guess what?! I have a Kindle Fire now!!!! And how have I mostly been using my Kindle Fire?! By catching up on “Downton Abbey”!!!!! Paaaaaarty in my brain!!!!!!
“Downton Abbey” is in it’s second season on PBS’s Masterpiece Classics. Friends have been going on about the series since it’s debut. Thanks to my Kindle, now I’m a rabid fan of this period drama!!!! Who doesn’t love a juicy period drama?! The Grantham’s + their multitudes of servants deliver so much scandal, humor + humanity, I can’t get enough!!! I’ve been watching episode after episode without a break!
It’s no joke. I’ve cried. I’ve laughed – everything about the show is perfection. Dame Maggie Smith performs as the house’s matriarch with the kind of snarkiness that I admire.
The trusting, unconditional admiration + love between head butler Carson + eldest daughter, Lady Mary always gets my tear ducts going. It is in this bond, where the stalwart Carson + sometimes irritatingly pompous Mary are truly themselves – let their guards down in the roles they feel they must uphold to the outside world.
Watch “Downton Abbey”!!! You will not regret it as you are swept away into a velvety, romantic Edwardian world of drama, love, humor + tragedy.