I finished watching season 2 of Downton Abbey a few days ago. SPOILER ALERT. SPOILERS AHEAD. You have been warned. Some quick hit thoughts:
-I'm not gonna lie, I kinda loved the ending. Tres romantique, non?
-I think I might even have a platonic man-crush on Matthew Crawley. His eyes are so piercingly blue. Swoon.
-The show is so god-damned soapy.
-Did we just do like, eight years in like fifteen episodes? They didn't even pretend to make anyone look older. The Dowager Countess looks exactly the same after a war and eight years as she did at the beginning. It's hard for me not to think about this stuff. It's just common sense, people.
-Ranking the Crawley daughters (including Lavina who isn't really a Crawley but whatever) from hottest to least hot: 1) Sybil, 2) Mary, 3) Lavinia, 4) Edith (just go marry that dinosaur Edith, you're an insecure loser, accept who you are and move on). I think even the show's creator/writer, Julian Fellowes, hates Edith since she disappears for episodes at a time. Zero personality.
-Ranking their personalities, I would go: 1) Mary, 2) Sybil, 3) Lavinia 428) Edith.
-Ranking the servant chicks from hottest to least hot: 1) Ethel (she's a tart, that one), 2) Anna, 3) Gwen (from season 1, the wannabe typist), 4) Daisy, 1093) O'Brien, 54,982) Mrs. Patmore.
-The Sybil/Branson relationship bored me. Branson bored me. Sybil's will she/won't she internal struggle bored me.
-In the end, all I really cared about was Matthew and Mary. Loved both characters.
-Was hoping Lord Grantham and the maid were going to knock boots and get freaky. Alas.
-I'll be interested to see how they work Cora's mother (Shirley MacLaine) into the plot next season. It will never get here, will it?
-What year will it be when the series cranks up again in season 3? 1951? WWII is already over? Everyone looks the same, not having aged a day? The D.C. still kicking around?
That's all I've got.
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