You guys know how picky I am about TV shows and movies. That Downton Abbey has really wowed me. I decided to make this a New Post. Maybe we can attract some DA fans.
SPOILER ALERT CHLOE
Jan, there was sooo much to discuss with DA that I needed to take notes. I'm not kidding. I didn't get the feeling that the doc was willing to lie about whether Sybil could have been saved if they followed his advice. He said he would research it to see. Maybe a very small fib. I think what he said would have been accurate, it was too late to do much and it would have put her through pain and suffering without offering much hope. Sometimes we just can't change fate. They never really focused any on the mag sulfate. Wouldn't that have helped with those seizures? Might that have saved her?
Cora sure could use a big hug no matter what it took for her to get it. They weren't terribly affectionate back then. I actually was glad to see her get one, along with a good cry for the both of them.
Yep Lord Grantham was an ass but he did get it kicked quite a bit last night. Everyone was on his ass, everyone. I can't see how he could have had an ounce of self esteem left. Don't let him near an assault rifle.
I was very proud of all the ladies last night. Wow! I was thinking, the beginning of the women's lib movement. The ladies were strong, the men were wimps and it's a man who writes this stuff?? Neat, I'd like to meet him. Wonder if he has a neat wife? Must have or missed a good chance to.
Lord Grantham and the butler were both wimps, did you notice? And stuck in the old ways. The women let them know it too. Matthew was not. He's really neat.
There was quite a bit of humor also. The Dowager, Maggie Smith, gets most of the good lines there. I had several really healthy laughs with the stuff she said. She can be so old fashioned one minute and just the opposite the next.
I loved the scene at the dinner table discussing religion. I thought it was ironic that over there, in that time, it was Catholics who were looked down on. Over here, it's Catholics that look down on everyone else's religion, like everyone else's is not a real religion. Loved to have been sitting next to John to have that discussion. Did y'all? Maybe later.
There was much I wanted to talk about with Mary...there's something about Mary... She has me really pondering. Can't even remember all of it right now. She seems like such a dichotomy, if I'm using the right word. I love her one minute and not so much the next. She's the only one who can get away with telling her father how the cow ate the cabbage. And the only one actually brave enough to do it most of the time.. but she still is very supportive of him.
Mary and her father's relationship is neat and it is usually the oldest daughter who has that kind of relationship with their father. Often, the eldest daughter is more like the real spouse. A wife can often take a back seat to an oldest daughter, intellectually speaking. I've seen that happen.
Well, was that enough to ponder for a while? What else caught your eye? Yes, I was very happy about Bates, Master Bates.