A Must-See for Downton Abbey Fans

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Downton Abbey fan. In fact, instead of being a normal fan who waits until Sundays to watch the next new episode on PBS, I scour the internet looking for the episodes (which have already run in the UK), and watch them on my laptop. In bed. Maybe 2 or 3 hour-long episodes IN A ROW. D thinks I’ve lost it.

So, what I’m trying to tell you is…I’ve seen all of Season 2 and I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH LADY MARY AND MATTHEW.

If you love the show as much as I do, you must watch this. I can so relate. Happy weekend!

  • Erin Cooper

    February 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Okay that made me CRACK up. I just sent this link to my husband Tim (who I just found out went to school with you!) and we are both laughing. Awesome. LOVE Downton Abbey! (Does anyone else think Mr. Bates looks a little like a turtle?)

    • whoorl

      February 17, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      What? That’s crazy! Tell him I said hello!

      (And yes, Bates TOTALLY looks like a turtle, now that you mention it…)

    • Rachel

      February 20, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      The actor that plays Bates is also fantastic in the BBC presentation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s “North & South”. If any of you are looking for another period piece to immerse yourself in, I highly recommend it!

  • Lisa

    February 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I did not know the other season 2 episodes were out there…now I am on a hunt online. Even my 5 yr old is into it (calls it the Castle show with all the princesses).

  • bethany actually

    February 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm


  • Jen

    February 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I’m very late to the Downton bandwagon, but I’m so very glad I finally got on board! I LOVE IT, TOO. I still have the last episode before Sunday’s finale to watch this weekend, and I’m SOO looking forward to it.

  • sizzle

    February 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Darcy and I plowed through the first season in one day and then were hungry for more immediately. It’s a highlight of our Sunday and I don’t want it to end ever! It will crush me like the end of Deadwood did.

    • whoorl

      February 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      I never saw Deadwood. Was it fantastic?

    • Rachel

      February 20, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Deadwood is SO fantastic, but didn’t end properly. Those HBO bastards were supposed to make two movies to wrap it up and they didn’t for some reason…

      If you’re in the mood for cowboy boots, pistols, whores and some F-bombs (just a FEWWWW!), check out Deadwood.

      Oh, and Timothy Olyphant is SO delicious.

  • ashley

    February 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Yes! That is so me.

    And I caught up, too. SO I KNOW WHAT HAPPENS, TOO! (No really, I had to catch up and watch them all. Christmas Special, you were so perfect)

    • whoorl

      February 17, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Christmas Special rocked my world.

  • Mia

    February 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Where do you watch these episodes? I ask because I’m currently on my way to an exciting weekend getaway, but all I’m thinking about is how I forgot to set the damn DVR to record the season finale on Sunday! (also, racking my brain over who I can call and ask to go to my apt and set up a recording for me. Pathetic!)

  • Janssen

    February 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I will be forced to kill anyone who ruins Season 2 for me :)

  • Breeza

    February 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I watched it via Expat Shield—amazing invention. I liked it, but liked the first season better. The Christmas special was the best!!

  • Meggan

    February 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  • Caroline Cohenour

    February 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Haaaaaaaaa….That video is ah-mazing. I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS SHOW. (I have to wait on others to watch new episodes. Thus am several eps behind you in Season Two. Paaainful. I need a serious marathon to catch up in time for Sunday finale!)

  • Carrisa

    February 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I know what happens too! My sister bought season 2 on dvd and I couldn’t watch them fast enough. Love that show.

  • Victoria

    February 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    I don’t watch Downton, but this was brilliant. Maybe now I should tune in?!

  • Mary Sue

    February 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    The video is awesome! I love how I can tell what part they are seeing based on their reactions. I have a friend coming over on Monday to watch the newest two episodes. One has been sitting on my DVR since Monday and I haven’t watched it. It taunts me.

    I can’t wait for season 3!

  • Seriously Sassy Mama

    February 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I love that video. It reminds me if my sister and I. I love Downtown Abbey, but am so behind. I still have not finished season one.

  • Rachel

    February 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Am I the only one out there that sort of wishes that Lord Grantham and the maid (was it Kate?) had had their fling? Naughty, but I thought they had good chemistry and felt very disappointed when she decided to be noble and turn in her resignation. I wonder if we’ll see her again, seeing as she lives in the village. I actually cried at the scene when she goes in and tells him she’s leaving. And my favorite line from last week’s 2-hour was when the chauffeur is about to paid off by Lord Grantham and says “You think that the rich have a monopoly on honor”.

    I peeked ahead at the Christmas special on YouTube…so I know what’s going to happen, but hopefully will be sitting down tonight to watch part of it!

  • Leigh

    February 21, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Don’t fret I do the same thing! I watched the entire first season in a couple days of sitting in carpool line. Then I caught on on Season 2 last weekend on my laptop watching it nonstop for hours!
    I have asked my husband to refer to me as m’lady.

  • GreenInOC

    February 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    OMG, hilarious! O’Brien is totally prettier lately, hmmm.

    If anyone wants to catch up, you can watch on the PBS website.

    Can’t wait for the updated Upstairs/Downstairs this Spring. The 1st season of the original is on Netflix – I’ll probably be watching that all at once once weekend in the not too distant future!

  • Leslie

    February 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    OMG, this is what I must look like to my hubby every Sunday night! So funny. As I scrolled through the comments I caught “paper dolls”, I think my Sarah is going to need some of those!

  • jill

    February 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This. Is. Awesome. I’m doing all of the same, but by myself. Freaking love this show.

  • Jessica Zigenis

    February 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I just fell off my chair laughing at this. Begged my hubby to watch it and swore it was amazing, and he just stared at me insisting it’s a girls show. Turns out, he may be right. This show requires girls and wine. : )

  • Crissy

    February 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I love the show. I’m an American living in the UK (literally a few minutes from Downton Abbey/Highclere Castle.) Also, I worked at a hotel nearby the crew and some of the cast stayed at while filming the last 2 seasons. The stories I could tell! This show has received such high remarks here in England, that I find it amazing that it’s just as obsessed over in America.