Why do we always get into things five years after everyone else?
To be honest I had sworn off ITV drama forever after I got made redundant. Had I gone onto greater things, I could have casually flicked over on a Sunday night and chuckled to myself "oh, ho-ho, remember when I used to work for those jokers? I'm so glad they laid me off, or I never would have invented the Kerfuffernator and be a multi-billionaire. Chumps!"
Instead, I tend to watch nearly all UK drama through a thin veneer of simmering rage. Unless it's completely engaging and bloody marvellous, and then all I can think about is how I hope I'm as cool as Maggie Smith when I'm her age, and how would I look in a top hat, and ooooh would somebody punch that Mrs O'Brien!
So thankyou Downton Abbey, for being so bloody good. We're six episodes into the first series and completely suckered.
I'm working on the simmering rage thing by the way. If the Kerfuffernator doesn't work out I think a new job with a normal salary would do it. Maybe even a new career. Let's see what happens.