Period Drama. Drama. Period.

Straight Guy,

Been feeling a bit under the weather for a week or so. Not ill, just tired and mopey. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, I found myself still in my pajamas, teeth and hair yet to be brushed, waiting for some heavenly inspiration to cut through the day's domestic disappointments (e.g., New Year's resolution No. 3: I will save money by ironing my shirts for work and not using the dry cleaners . . . now that stack of unironed shirts is getting high).

Heavenly inspiration did arrive. Via PBS.

You and everyone else knows how much I love those damn period dramas on PBS. "Upstairs, Downstairs" as a tot, "Brideshead Revisited" as a young man, I am all in with those fab locations and big hats. I've been looking forward the new series "Downton Abbey," but missed episode one. Late in my mopey Saturday afternoon, I discovered that episode one was available on the PBS site.

Suddenly my day was brighter, my time and energy organized for me: Gotta get a recipe going, get to the grocery store, and get dinner in and out of the oven so I can put the laptop on my lap and get watching. My afternoon had a purpose.

Downton Abbey did not disappoint.

Let me say it now: I knew that Thomas the footman was trouble from the second I put my eyes on him.

--Gay Guy


Molly Louise said...

That's another one of those I was very, very tempted to watch while I was abroad.

And speaking of period clothing - my professor for my intro Geo course showed up today in full breeches, high socks, lace-trimmed shirt, silk doublet, and appropriate overcoat. Complete with mutton chops.

Maybe this is a show I'll have to see if I can get off Netflix.

Gay Guy said...

That's how I dress for work every day. Sans mutton chops.

straight in upstate said...

It's called winter, GG. Whatever works for you, glad you salvaged your Saturday. I've heard many friends rave about the show. I'm sticking with drinking bourbon and playing the banjo as my winter regimen.

Straight Guy said...

And yet, you almost never wear a big hat. Though I've seen a beret form time to time.

I don't really have any, but we all need more pajama time. Don't punish yourself.

Jen said...

Okay, I'm completely addicted to Downton Abbey. Love it! I TiVo it so I make sure I don't miss any if I fall asleep. Glad to know there's someone else who can't get enough of it.

Tinkerschnitzel said...

I've missed this one. Bad! I've actually been spending my Sunday afternoons parked in front of PBS watching all the Jane Austen adaptations. Needless to say, I'm useless the entire afternoon. :)

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