Okay, don’t kill me but Downton Abbey just isn’t doing it for me this year.
This may be because I don’t have a TV in my new house yet, so my options are:
- Stream the newest episode from my computer screen but it’s kind of small and since I don’t have a couch yet either, it’s kind of uncomfortable. Plus there are so many people streaming at 9:00pm that I have to wait a good 30 minutes to get started and if you have mother like mine (who sends frequent mid-episode text messages to register her unrelenting hatred of Mary), this gets a bit troublesome.
- Go to my parents’ house. My parents have a nice TV. And a nice couch. And way better wine than me. So this would be the better option. Except for the fact that watching Downton at my parents’ house involves… well… my parents.
I love my parents, I really do, but watching TV with them is like watching TV with a bunch of drunken preschoolers who had too much candy for lunch.
Mom: I hate Mary! I hope Mary gets hit by a car!
Dad: I hate Edith. Edith is the one who should get hit by a car.
Mom: Mary sucks! Mary sucks way more than Edith.
Dad: No. Bates should kill Edith. Edith is the worst. Even worse than Carson.
Mom: How can you not like Carson? He’s Carson!
Dad: He has a stick up his ass. Just like Grantham.
Mom: I think Thomas has AIDS
Dad: I was going to say that but I am trying not to be inappropriate.
Mom: I hope Cora has an affair.
Me: Can both of you BE QUIET??? We’re trying to watch!
Later in the evening, when I tell my mother that I’m not as enamored of this season as I’d hoped to be, she tells me it’s because I’m not “picking up on the nuances.” Well of course not. I can’t hear them.
(Which remind me, same time next week guys?)
What do you all think of this season?
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