Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Who Is Going to Watch This With Me?

I learned that this was upcoming last fall, and it is basically the only thing that can make January palatable for me.



The only little blot on my happiness is this article from The Daily Mail, which claims that two hours have been cut from the production because we Americans are too dumb to understand it in its entirety. Now, I am the first person to admit that 95% of American TV is trash, but that's just rood. AND, they negelected to add that the production is shown here on PBS, which has no ads, while it ran on ITV in Britain and had two hours of ads. And also that PBS viewers are SMART and can follow a British serial, no problemo.

Here's a rebuttal article.

Anyway, I hope you watch this too so it can be the bright spot in all of our January. "Downton Abbey" will air on Sunday nights--January 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.

5 comments:

Laura Brown said...

By coincidence, I read an excellent blog post about that stupid Daily Mail article earlier today.

Alice said...

Laura--did you watch this when it aired? What did you think? I liked that blog post. And yes, it killed me when it said we have to have Laura Linney come on and explain it to us. The intros are on every program, and they last about 15-20 seconds! Stupid.

Melanie said...

Wow, so much for journalistic intergrity - across the pond that is. I'm tuning in! Of all the Masterpiece's Masterpiece Classic is my favorite!

Cindy Swanson said...

Alice, thanks SO much for your comment on my post about the Brontes. I think I would love to read your paper about blurring fiction and autobiography. There's no doubt that Charlotte's love/infatuation for her own "professor" influenced the characterization of most of the men she wrote about. I've read so many Bronte biographies, but not Mrs Gaskell's...although I've heard so much about it and read many excerpts. It's now way up on my To-Read list! Thanks again for commenting. My book blog is fairly new, and sometimes I feel like no one is paying attention to it! :)

The Farmer's Wife said...

OH! Can I get it via the internet? We don't have television.

It looks GREAT!
Rood, yes...that was very rood. There's only one thing to do. Go to England and watch the whole thing....