Friday, February 14, 2014

Downton Abbey for Dummies

I am the only person I know who does not care for Downton Abbey. All my friends watch it faithfully. I liked the clothes in the early segments, but drifted away when World War one entered the picture. People fantasize about living in the early years of the twentieth century, thinking they would be members of the Upper Crust, bossing around a house full of servants and living a life of leisure and ease. Myself, I am pretty sure that if I had lived during those times I would have been below stairs, probably a tweeny who had to get up while it was still dark and light the fires and bring shaving water up six flights of stairs to the gentry. I do love the clothes, though. They look very elegant on the cast. The very few photographs I have of my ancestors in this garb are not flattering, though, possibly because you had to hold still for twenty minutes to have your picture taken. Oh yes, and they wore corsets.

1 comment:

Dick Stanley said...

I don't care for it either, though the wife does. To me it's just retreaded Upstairs Downstairs which was tedious enough in its way. Although some friends, includng one particularly strange blog acquaintance, watch it religiously. Otherwise they are not religious at all.