Super excited that a version of this essay appeared in The Houston Chronicle today, 4 January 2015, just in time for the big Season 5 Premiere of Downton Abbey tonight….look for more essays of mine on Downton Abbey in the Gray Matters section of the online Houston Chronicle this spring–it is going to be a great season! Here is the linkhttp://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/The-Downton-abyss-5990632.php?t=4744c5025a&cmpid=twitter-premium via @HoustonChron
Admitting the problem is the first step. Except here is the thing: I don’t want to get over this. I just want the PBS miniseries “Downton Abbey” to go on and on forever. I don’t want to recover. I don’t want them to stop writing scripts. Prequel, sequel, I don’t care. Please: don’t let it stop. Sunday from 8-10, I am not available. No. Matter. What.
Does it make it better if it is Masterpiece Theater on PBS? If not, I don’t care. I would watch it even if it was on that channel that has all those Housewives shows. Once you see an episode, not much else matters. Sad. I don’t want an intervention. I won’t cooperate. I have lots of rationalizations at the ready. Here are some of them:
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