Thursday, February 16, 2012

A quick laugh

Like much of America - or so it seems - D and I have been watching Masterpiece Downton Abbey and have been enthralled by the show.  Downton's now in its second season, with the last episode airing this Sunday.  Then we have to wait a whole year before season three begins.

While we love the show, I also love the humorous recaps on AfterElton, which provide a snarky, ascerbic narrative that often make me snort my morning tea out my nose.  (Downton recaps are being written by Heather Hogan.)  For example:

SPOILER ALERT (if you haven't seen the episode yet).....

So Lady Sybil and Chauffeur Branson are madly in love and plan to elope. 
Also hatching secret wedding plans this week are Sybil and Branson. She's all, "Blah blah blah wait" and he's all, "Blah blah blah IRA" and then she listens to her family have an inane conversation about whatever aristocratic thing and decides that Branson is her ticket to go backpacking across Europe like the bohemian she is. That's literally what she says to him: "You're my ticket to travel" and he kisses her and finally puts that one skill of use and drives them away from Downton. But the joke's on him because guess who else can drive a car? LADY EDITH, BITCHES.
If you're a Downton fan - and you have a sense of humor - read the full recap here.

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