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Blog: Downton Abbey Overload

A survival guide to the 3rd season premiere of "Downton Abbey."

You know you’re on “Downton Abbey” overload when:

  • You laugh at Maggie Smith’s lines before she says them.
  • You want to knock Matthew up side of the head for even thinking of turning down his ex-fiancee’s family inheritance.  If he wants to be altruistic, maybe give it to someone down on his luck, who really needs it, someone like… I don’t know… his own FATHER IN LAW??
  • Or perhaps give it to someone working for the underprivileged, where the money will do some good, someone like, I don’t know… his own MOTHER??
  • Or maybe give it to someone who’ll assure him great sex for the rest of his days, someone like, I don’t know… his own WIFE??
  • You fervently hoped that when Shirley Maclaine started singing in the parlor she would’ve belted out “If My Friends Could See Me Now!”
  • You also wished that after singing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” and holding Maggie Smith’s hand, the two of them would’ve fallen into a French kiss lip-lock, sending Mr. Carson into a delicious tizzy.
  • You wished that after Lord Grantham told his wife, Cora, that he had blown HER entire fortune on a disastrous eggs-in-one-basket investment, that instead of taking the news with no more distress than if she’d lost an earring, she would’ve cold-cocked him with a right cross, laying the groundwork for the inevitable spin-off “The Real Housewives of Downton Abbey.”
  • You hope that when Bates is released from prison (and is there anyone on the planet who thinks he WON’T be released from prison??)… that he and Anna have a baby boy, forcing Mr. Carson to refer to the child as Master Bates.
  • When the Irish rebel Tom Carson said to Violet, the Dowager Countess, that “I bet you’ve never had a Republican at your table before,” you long for the days when the word “republican” was a proud and majestic reference.
  • You laugh at Maggie Smith’s lines two lines after she says them.
  • Despite all this, you can’t wait til next week’s episode.

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Ginger Simpson January 08, 2013 at 09:09 PM
This is priceless. Spot on!
Ilona Saari January 09, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Love it. Made me LOL - literally. ;o)
Ilona Saari January 09, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Free Bates!!!
Artography By Alex January 29, 2013 at 08:34 PM
LOL... I'll add one... you know you have reached Downton Abbey Overload when you dress up like your favorite character: https://www.etsy.com/listing/120323595/downton-dress-up-single-or-group-digital

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