I’ve just been spoiled about Downton Abbey.
Gee, thanks guys for not putting anything under the spoiler tag. Thanks.
I never truly understood feels until I saw the new episode of Downton Abbey.
I have been in tears for the last ten minutes because of the Downton Abbey series 3 pilot. I feel like I have to preface this by saying that I am not actually Downton’s biggest fan—I watch it compulsively but apart from the beautiful score that I listen to over and over again, I don’t think anything in it is particularly sparkling or brilliant. That was until I saw Mary coming down the stairs in her wedding gown, and I realized how much, without knowing it, I had come to care for the characters, Mary in particular. The only thing unreal about Lady Mary is her beauty; everything else about her character is real to me and I’ve come to love her for it, and to love the rest of the cast in their turn.
And on an unrelated note, I love how Matthew seems to truly know her character by now; he says to Branson (I mean Tom), “She’s a pragmatist,” and I felt that no one had ever said a truer thing about Mary.
The long and short of it is that I’ve never cried about a fictional wedding before. When characters get married it’s usually that part of the story when they’re all done falling in love with each other and the exciting part is over. Or it’s the part of the movie when I turn off the DVD because, as Sir Anthony Strallan says, weddings can do so much to remind one of one’s own loneliness. But looking at Mary I was just so happy for her I couldn’t breathe!
That’s it. I’m sticking with Downton and I’m in for the long haul.
Every time I watch Game of Thrones, I don’t see Mormont—I see Mister Preston. And secretly hope he gets together with Cynthia, I mean Daenerys.
I know we love Edith now, but I’m rewatching series 1 of Downton Abbey and I’m back to hating her guts over the Turkish embassy thing. There are just some lines you don’t cross. I wish I could bash her nose in. It’s not just because of how it affects Mary—Edith gave no thought to how it would affect the rest of her family.
Also, I had a thrilling moment when the family had just come from London for the season and Mrs Hughes tells Lord and Lady Grantham that the talk of the village was “the murder of the Austrian archduke.” I didn’t know at the time that this was supposed to foreshadow the start of the war. I know it now, but I also know that somewhere in the world Alek is learning to pilot a walker on his own and Deryn Sharp has just made her way onto the Leviathan airship. :D I love it when fandoms collide.