Hanna and I, along with our friend Minerva, watched the first episode of Masterpiece Theater’s “Downton Abbey” last night and live-blogged it for a post that Hanna put up this morning over at …fly over me, evil angel….
Obviously Spoiler Warning: Downton Abbey, Episode One. Return after you’ve seen it if you don’t want any plot points to be given away.
|Because who doesn’t want to see Maggie Smith
play Dowager Lady Crawley?
9.20: [Dowager Lady and Lady plotting to save money and estate] M: Granny is manipulative and awesome. A: Yeah, it would be a little frightening to be on her side — but it would be frightening to be on the side that wasn’t her!
9.21: [Daisy mooning over sulky footman] M: Daisy is going to end up in the family way… A: And not quite understand how it happened. H: Does she only have one dress? M: Yeah. She’s so going to end up pregnant.
9.22: [lawyer and Lord discussing new heir] Oh god, not Manchester! A: The midlands! “There are worse professions.” “…..Yes.” M: Oh — snap!
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9.57: [Duke: “You might tell that footman I’ve gone up.”] H: Well, you’re not the game there, honey! M: God, how did women survive this time? H: Vibrators. A: I don’t know if vibrators would solve their financial problems…
9.58: [Thomas kneels in front of Duke] Moment of stunned silence. A: This is like slash that gives you the ‘no feeling.’ M: …this is still a little hot. This is like Upstairs, Downstairs with a gay twist! H: They’re…quite sweet? M: Oh — not sweet. H: Nope, not sweet. [as threats pass between footman, Duke] M: Oh, wait — I feel some angry sex coming on…maybe not…maybe…awwww…no slashiness. A: Well, he was being a bit of a bastard. H: Yeah…Maurice without the nice ending. M: Wow… [as footman tries to master his emotions.] H: Yeah…kind of touching.
Read the rest over at …fly over me, evil angel… and watch for the second installment next Monday.