I LOVE the writers!!
I LOVE the writers!!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I stated in my OP on the new thread that we needed a separate thread for DA!!!
Before I knew it my thread was gone and actually merged back into this one!!!
Sooooooooo, I have no clue why we can't have a separate thread for DA???
Maybe a MOD can weigh in here.
I'm so addicted to this show it's stupid. I love how there are no commercials but I find myself pausing the the action just to reflect on my reactions to what is happening on the show. I geniunely like the "upper" crust featured here but my instinctive reaction is always "who do they think they are treating these folks like servants no matter how kind they may be!?" Then, I have to further weigh the then-current climate and whether or not I am being fair since the servants are technically paid employees that are free to come & go as they please. I never contemplate these questions too long, however, because I start getting antsy to see what will happen next and I'm hitting the play button again...BUT, kudos to the writers for presenting such complex and interesting characters, situations and stories that actually force me to stop and reflect
“When you're with someone, you put up with the stuff that makes you lose respect for them. And that is love.” —Erin, The Office
"If you're obsessed with TV, why don't you keep up with it in a timely way?!" - Mindy, The Mindy Project
Downton is on for, what, 7 weeks out of the year (considering that PBS combines episodes like they did this past Sunday) and it's a part of the series Masterpiece, so we chose to not give it its own thread. Because it's the only show on Masterpiece right now, it should be easy to find the posts
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
I love Chummy too, and I especially liked the episode when she turned herself in to her police officer beau and then got to tell her mother what she'd be wearing at the wedding and why. Chummy's fun to watch, because we've gotten to see her grow so much in a short period of time.
I also love that the nuns aren't shown as these perfect, saintly creatures. I went to a Catholic college, and the nuns I had contact with there, in the classroom and outside of it, ran the gamut of personalities, just like people everywhere else, and they certainly didn't lack for senses of humor either.
Thank you both very much for the heads up. I do love the period dramas, so I'm so glad to hear about this one coming up in March!
Piven was a little over the top but I think he's supposed to be that way. Mr Selfridge was larger than life. I enjoyed it but I just finished watching an 8 episode mini series called The Paradise and they are very similar.
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Yes, thanks for the heads up. I'm not the biggest Jeremy Piven fan, but the show sounds compelling. I'll be watching.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759