I’ve spent two days recovering from the flu. I didn’t leave the couch, brush my hair, or eat anything. Luckily, I found a way to pass the time. Instead of feeling restless and distracted by my sour stomach, sore throat, and spiking fever, I transported to a more dignified time at Downton Abbey. I know I’m late to jump on this train, but OH MY, I am happy to be aboard!
I finished the first season, and have begun Season 2 (I told you – I haven’t left the couch in 48 hours), and I have a few questions for more senior residents of the abbey:
1) Why does everyone want Daisy? She sucks at her job, always looks greasy, and is just plain dumb. I can’t stand her.
2) Will Mary & Matthew get together? I can’t take the sexual tension! That Mary is a complicated lady. And, the war! What will happen? If you know, please don’t actually tell me. I want to be surprised, but so help me, if he comes back from the war and doesn’t drop that lame fiancee and run straight into Mary’s uptight arms, I’ll stop watching.
3) Why are girls so mean? That middle one has Jan Brady syndrome. I would legit rip her face off if she would have outed my hot-sex-with-Turkish-dude-who-died-right-after like she did to Mary. What a bee.
4) Why doesn’t the show feel like what it really is – a soap opera? Is it the fabulous clothes? The gorgeous estate? The dignified accents? The classist social commentary? How superficial I am. I don’t feel like I’m watching trashy, fluffy, tv, but I am. And I love it.
5) Why is Professor McGonnagal such a bad ass? More importantly, how can I be a feisty lady in power? Seriously – don’t cross her. She could drop you with one look.
Fortunately, I am feeling remarkably better today. Unfortunately, that means I have to leave the couch tomorrow. I have to go to WORK. Why can’t I be a lady of the abbey and just be expected to look pretty and keep conversation going while at a fancy dinner I didn’t have to cook? Dang.