Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Who Is Abbey, and Why Is She Downtown?
My mad deductive skilz are honed to a fine, sharp edge.
I recently decided I was not In The Loop as far as television is concerned. I don't really watch TV much. So it was when I read blogs that touted the brilliance of a new show, I decided to find out what all the fuss was about. The show was Downton Abbey, a Masterpiece Theater Classic.
It is set in 1912, just after the Titanic went down, in an English country manor. It tells of the goings-on of the Lord-ly and Lady-ly persons, as well as the servants in the household. Many servants.
Of course, being of Noble Heritage myself I can so relate to the characters who are waited upon hand and foot by the lowly servants. MANY lowly servants.
I would venture to guess that there was even a servant to assist with outhouse-going, if you get my drift. At least according to the MANY SERVANTS waiting upon this household of five.
But I digress.
The main reason for this post? Not that I enjoy this particular show. Oh no.
It's the fact that I thought it was about a girl named Abbey who lived DOWNTOWN. I actually thought I had the wrong program when I first saw it. Especially when the Lord of the Manor announced that Downton (DOWN TUN) must be saved at all costs.
I just thought it was a funny, British way to say DOWN TOWN.
I'll be headed back to Cluelessville now...