Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dumbed Down Downton

A dumbwaiter, rather fitting. 

Watching our first episode of Downton Abbey didn't go as planned. It wasn't the show's fault, it was ours. My suggestion for beginning a new series is to unplug, and pay attention. It's fine to bring a bowl of popcorn,  interspersed with Peanut M&Ms, to the couch, but don't bring your laptop, otherwise this happens:

"What year did the Titanic sink?"

"Let me Google it."

2 minutes later
"When did women get the right to vote? I bet it was 1920. Do you want to bet? I'll bet you five cents."

"The internet says it was 1920. But I never agreed to a bet."

5 minutes later
"What's going on?"

"I don't know."

5 minutes later

"How many house fires do you think are caused by people on Ambien?"

"I don't care. Shut up."

2 minutes later

"Let me see the laptop."

"Why?"

"I'm going to read the first episode synopsis, just so I can catch up."



P.S. I've since watched all the episodes available on Netflix and I was able to follow the plot without any help from the internet.

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