Downton Abbey…

Hi hello! It’s midnight here and I just wanted to pop in on my “blog” and make a quick update… I’ve been on quite the emotional roller coaster this past weekend so I didn’t get to make progress in Blender or even have the motivation to post my photos from my recent trip to Las Vegas, but, instead, I made significant progress in the number of episodes of Downton Abbey I’ve watched. I started watching the series I think only last week and, as of today, I’m on season five out of six haha yikes. I have a horrible habit of binge watching…

In all honesty, I thought the show was called DOWNTOWN Abbey haha but after watching the first episode I quickly realized my mistake. I also┬ádidn’t think at all that I would enjoy watching this show as much as I came to! I mean five seasons in a week is a pretty big indication that I like the show haha

If you don’t know, Downton Abbey follows the life and struggles of the Crawley family in the early 1900s. I’m a huge lover of time period series because I like to compare and contrast their societies to ours now. I like to observe the fashion trends, their lifestyles, the differences between upper and lower classes, the treatment of women, the courting/romancing and the vernacular of that time period. Downton Abbey really allows me to explore that and see the transition of┬ápolitical ideas from monarchy to republicanism and how people struggled to get to the type of government they now have. It’s interesting to see how the females of high society, who were expected to act very conservatively, slowly face and transition into a time, after war, where the social barriers between the upper and lower classes were being broken down and assimilated into one another, the roaring 20s. The clash of the older and younger generations as technologies advanced, ideas became more liberal, and the “traditional” way of behaving became something of the past.

The only other time period shows I watch are Reign (I know, not technically a 100% historically accurate show but I love the drama) and Medici Masters of Florence (love me some Richard Madden). If you have any suggestions on shows or movies I should try out, let me know please!

Next post will definitely be more visual and fun cause I’ll be posting my photos from Las Vegasssss! ^_^

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