|Emma Thompson and Sir Anthony Hopkins|
The Remains of the Day
Pride and Prejudice
I buy my Downton Abbey episodes (as I do The Walking Dead) via Amazon.com because we still don't have regular TV. I believe it is available via PBS but since I can't do that I buy them. I tried viewing them on my phone (because the desktop and the laptop are more than three minutes old so they are too slow!) but it sucked so I buy them. It's worth it.Yesterday I discovered that ALL the Season 3 episodes were available.
Really? Really! So... I watched them.
All of them.
And now I'm sad.
If you haven't seen the latest episode than stop now (unless you don't care, then keep reading).
I don't mind too much when a character dies on a show, sometimes I do but sometimes you are prepared and think Oh well, bummer. This time it was awful, horrible and heartbreaking. One of the most beloved, nicest and most human characters, Sybil, Lady Sybil or Mrs. Branson, if you will, died after giving birth to her baby girl. Ugh.
|Lady Sybil in the latest fashion.|
Then they did it again.
I don't want to say more.
I knew before I watched it what was going to happen but I didn't know. You know what I mean?
|Maggie Smith on Downton Abbey|
So after all the gut-wrenching drama I decide to turn to my other current fetish (nobody else in the house is as captivated as I am); Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I did not watch this show when it came out. I am watching it now after years of being told how good the writing is, what a genius Joss Whedon is and how fantastic the rapport of the actors, etc. etc. etc. And, okay, fine, I'm completely HOOKED!
I watched most of season 2 yesterday and more gut wrenching.
Sarah Michelle Gellar absolutely NAILS the pain of adolescent love. True love.
AND she had to make a huge HUGE decision, that was completely heartbreaking for her character.
(This only gets a little notice because it's an old show.)
Poor Buffy has to kill her True Love, Angel. His "alter-ego" aka his "soul-less" self, opens the vortex to Hell and the only way to close it is with his blood. However, just as he opens it, Buffy's friends are successful in giving back Angel's soul so when she has to kill him he is his "good" self. It's horrible.
I had to stop watching but I'm feeling the pull of Buffy. I need to see him come back from Hell. (He does come back, I already read it on Wikepedia-lol-because I cannot stand the suspense!) I need to feel the closure.
In the meantime, I am freaking out about money WITH the means to make money and NOT doing it.
So today I scribble out my Blog and hope you find something here that you connect with.
My emotions are all over the place and I am, per usual, venting through my viewing choices.
If you haven't seen Downton Abbey or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.... I do recommend both, even though they seem contradictory.