19 August 2011
"Downton Abbey" - watched the final episode in the series today and feel unready to leave the characters behind. I loved the film "Gosford Park", also written by Julian Fellowes and enjoyed spending a longer period following the lives of those upstairs and down when the world is on the brink of change - women's suffrage and rights, socialism, servants starting to think and act like people. As a colleague said the other day, Maggie Smith can turn a ten word sentence into a three act comedy. She has some great lines, delivers them wonderfully. And the music is gorgeous.
15 August 2011
Working my way through the entire "Seinfeld" box set - that is every episode and lots of extras.
The humour is still fresh and original. George Costanza was fully formed as a character right from the beginning of the pilot.
What has dated is the clothes and hair! It's not that long ago and I probably wore my hair exactly like Elaine does. I hope no one thinks I still do.