“Do you watch Downton Abby?” It seems like that was the question I was asked over and over by so many people the past few years, and my answer was always the same, “No”. I would qualify it and tell people that I heard it was good, addictive even, but I just didn’t have time to add a television show to my too full schedule.
I’m not a huge television watcher. I watch U of L basketball when I can. I will tune into a few reruns of Boy Meets World, or Everybody Loves Raymond when my daughter is watching, but as a general rule, I don’t watch T.V. I watch movies, but not many TV shows.
Times they are a changing.
I took the plunge and purchased Season One of Downton Abby earlier this week. I watched the first show (along with another family member who wishes to remain anonymous), and I gotta tell you, I wasn’t that impressed. I really didn’t see what all the fuss was about. So I watched the second show and truthfully, I was still wondering what the deal was, and did I just waste $17.99?
Enter the third show and BAM, I’m hooked! So is my co-watcher.
I get it folks! I get the addiction. We had to immediately watch the fourth show. And last night, we finished the season…there were seven shows in all.
Here’s the deal, when I purchased the first season at Target, I happily noticed there were plenty of second, third, four and fifth DVDs on the shelves. I was planning on an addiction to set in, so I figured I could go back and get season two any time I wanted. WRONG!
Last night it was decided by me and my
husband co-watcher that I would go to Target this morning and purchase the next season. I went. I saw. I failed to produce. There were no second season DVDs. Zip, zilch, none. While standing in the very aisle, I texted my husband. Here is the convo:
Me: We have a problem, Houston. Downton Abby season 2 is sold out.
Him: Oh no, that is indeed a catastrophe. What to do?
Me: Trying another Target.
Him: Thank heavens there are options.
I’m only exaggerating this texting conversation, or rather we were overplaying the whole thing.
But here’s what I did do, I called another Target right there, standing in the DVD aisle.
Good new! They had eight copies! Yes!
I drove over to the other store and determinedly walked to the movie section of the store. I found the TV series grouping and then found Downton Abby. There they all were, right before my eyes, all except season two. Really?!!!
An employee asked me if I needed help. I told him I certainly did and explained my dilemma. He was sorry but assured me there were no other season two DVDs in the store.
I stood. I looked at the Downton Abby set of seasons 1-4. I wasn’t really prepared to buy an entire set so I paced. I thought, I paced some more. I picked up the set and headed to the check-out before I could change my mind.
I am now the happy owner of Downton Abby seasons 1-4 and it’s official. Yes, I do watch Downton Abby, and now I am addicted too.
Are you addicted?