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Bye House


Just watched the last House of the series and the look back episode on Hulu. Kind of sad. It was one of the only shows I looked forward to.

They rather obviously slipped in a Dead Poet’s Society reference—I think of that movie every time I see Robert Sean Leonard.

Always so strange to hear Hugh Laurie speak in his real accent. He sounds like a different person.

Serious Downton Abbey withdrawal starts… now!

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith)

Well, I’ve finally done it: I’ve caught up on Downton Abbey—just finished the current episode (Season 2, Episode 3).

The Dowager sure gets all the best lines, doesn’t she? I laughed out loud several times during this episode—mostly at her droll commentary.

Downton Abbey: Put that in your pipe and smoke it


I just watched the last 5 episodes of Downton Abbey, Season 1, on Netflix, pretty much back-to-back. This series certainly lives up to its reputation—the character development is very well done. I needed a mental and physical break this weekend, and this show was “Just the ticket” for a lazy Saturday. Which, coincidentally, was a phrase apparently in use in the early 1900’s, along with “Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Even though Season 2 has already aired in the UK, it looks like the season has just begun here. The great news is that episodes 1 & 2 are already available on pbs.org. I know what I’m watching tomorrow.