My favorite character is Mr. Bates.

(An older Eric Bana, no?)

 Or my favorite character might be Lady Grantham.

Loved her since She’s Having  a Baby.  (Not that I was alive then or anything.)

Or, my favorite character just might be Gwen.  So plucky.

Or it might be Sybil, who’s just a prettier/richer version of Gwen.  (No offense, Gwen.)

But my favorite character just might be–very well could be–the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

“What’s a weekend?”

As with all things en vogue, I am late coming to this party.  I am only on Episode 4 from Season One, which I know is shameful.  But still…please don’t tell me what happens.  Unless it’s something bad to Thomas.

I hate Thomas.

My husband and kids always complain that I never relax and watch tv with them.  So last night I fired up the ‘ol boob-tube and sunk into the sectional, inviting them to join me.  The kids agreed enthusiastically, especially since it was already well past bedtime. Derrick sat nearby at the computer, listening with one ear for what was coming on.  Tranquility reigned until the kids heard the musical score and watched the opening credits.  Without so much as a kiss good night, they got up and went to bed.  Derrick remained until hearing the first “That will be all, Carson,” in Lord Grantham’s beautiful British clip.  He turned from the computer, took one look at the tv screen, and said (and I’m not making this up), “You’ve driven me away.”  He, too, got up and went to bed.  I yelled at him to shut the door on his way out.

And so it happened that for two glorious hours last night, I was left all alone with My Other Family.  They really are a lahvely set, are they not?

Who’s your favorite?

4 thoughts on “It’s a soap opera for people who think they are too smart for soap operas.

  1. Oops, that Amye Facebook comment was totally me. And challboard=chalkboard. I can’t type on my phone. I’d also like to give a special shout-out to Mr. Pamuk for having such a fun name to say.

  2. I am so glad you are watching Downton too! I cannot get enough and yes, I think it is a disguise for a soap opera, but I don’t care. I just finished episode 3 of season 2. I don’t know what I will do when I finish the season. Can’t they pump these things out any faster?

    btw, have you seen “Larkrise to Candelford?” – Another good British series. I thought it was the bees kness, until I started Downton. Definitely still worth watching though.

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