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Damn You Downton Abbey

Listen, I know we came late to the party, but we are here to party all night long.  In the last week my husband and I have burned through Downton Abbey Seasons 1 and 2. It’s messed up our lives.

Have you seen this episode of Portlandia?

That’s us. We can’t eat. We can’t sleep. We’re just focused on queuing up the next episode on Hulu Plus.  You know, until they run out. Like last night. And now, they are out until JANUARY. (all caps to emphasize yelling)  Who starts their season in January? The English? Whatever.

In the meantime, this is what I’m left with. This is what we’ve become.  Well, mostly, this is what’s happened to my husband:

  1. During Downton, I’m not allowed to curse.  According to my husband “That’s not Masterpiece”.  (You know, because it’s a Masterpiece Classic . . . get it . . .) So, now I’ve got Downton refining my behavior.
  2. My husband has started calling me Ma’Lady
  3. We’re angry. We want Bates to grow a pair and quit worrying about being so honorable. We’re mad at Lord Crowley and the maid. Thomas is the devil in an English suit. There’s a lot to be angry about.
  4.  We’re probably going to quit our jobs and start making “Free Bates” t-shirts.
  5. My husband has taken in interest in these hats all of a sudden. I mean, I don’t think anyone at Downton wears them, but they look English right? Well, yeah. He’s been wearing one around the house.  I’m sure next he’ll venture outside with it.

So, yeah. What am I suppose to do now?

Thanks Downton.

Need a little somthin’ somethin’ to tide you over until January? Here’s 9 Downton Abbey Spoilers.  Try to be strong.

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  1. Erica 09/17/2012 at 10:37 am

    Now I’m angry that you got Mr. M to watch Downton! My hubs refuses to find it interesting (and I do think it’s pure refusal). He does wear tweed hats like the one pictured, though. They look good with a red beard 🙂 I recently enjoyed the Forsyte Saga on Netflix. Similar vibe to Downton but more about extended family drama than about one house in particular.

  2. Carina 09/17/2012 at 12:22 am

    I love Downton Abbey, but have you seen Battlestar Galactica? That Portlandia clip isn’t even funny, it’s true. So say we all.

  3. Laura Pehrson Williams 09/16/2012 at 6:30 pm

    you should now watch more masterpiece theater shows. Sherlock is great, North and South was excellent(will give you a little Bates fix), Wuthering Heights was great too. All three of these are very short and won’t take much time to get into and done with. Now I remember years ago when we watched 24 and could not stop. We were totally like Portlandia with that oh and we were also like it with Portlandia! My husband had really important things to study for and we still kept saying one more episode, one more episode.

  4. Juliann 09/16/2012 at 5:13 pm

    Oh, Rachael, welcome to the party! Next you’ll be drinking tea. At tea time. And any time you want to badmouth Thomas and O’brien call me. I’ll even let you curse.

    The funny thing is, I thought it was just ok until season 1 episode 3. You know the one that changed EVERYTHING for Lady Mary? I just about died and have been hooked ever since!

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  6. Andrea Snow 09/15/2012 at 10:22 pm

    This is to funny, and soooo true!

  7. Lindsey 09/15/2012 at 8:48 pm

    I love it. I need it. Can we just hibernate until January?