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Let’s have a Rewatch Party!

16 Aug

Today is ONE MONTH till the U.S. opening of the new Downton Abbey movie. Can you believe it’s already here?? If it weren’t for the real and actual movie trailer, I don’t think I’d believe it’s really happening.

So in honor of this Grand And Momentous Event, let’s get together for a virtual rewatch of the Greatest TV Show Ever Made.

There are six seasons. Each season has eight episodes plus a Christmas special — with the exception of season one which only had seven episodes — which brings us to a grand total of 52 episodes to rewatch in 28 days. Can we do this? YES, WE CAN.

On a deeply personal note, I have not rewatched any of Downton Abbey at any time since the PBS television broadcasts. Don’t judge me…I’ve just been saving it up for something special. LIKE A MOVIE OPENING.

Downton Abbey isn’t just great tv, it’s a game changer. You see yourself in it. You see your world in it. And like The Princess Bride, in spite of it’s “girly” wrapping, it speaks to everyone willing to watch it. So, I’m finally ready to dive back in and refresh my soul.

I’ve set up a group on Facebook for anyone who wants to rewatch in a community and share their (most polite, of course) thoughts. You are cordially invited to attend. And (shameless plug) feel free to peruse my previous blogging of each and every episode of Downton, plus my super fun vidcasts with Elizabeth Michelle at Picture Shows & Petticoats.

Sending out all my love and rewatching well wishes to our worldwide Downton Abbey Fan Family. See you soon!

(P.S. Don’t forget to GET YOUR TICKETS!)

One last hurrah

6 Mar

img_3965Downton Abbey’s not over…yet. Only hours to go until the U.S. broadcast of the final episode EVER, and I’ve been slaving away in the social media kitchen all day cooking up lovely treats to savor this series since there won’t be anymore ever. [sobs quietly into her delicately embroidered monogrammed hanky]

Things to know:

I’ve set up an event on my Facebook page, and YOU’RE INVITED!

Fun fan things have been posted on all my social media channels today — have you followed me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Please do! (I only accept requests on my Instagram account. I don’t allow solicitors or spam-bots to follow me there.)

After my final live-tweeting of Downton Abbey to ever happen on this earth [more sobbing], join Elizabeth and I for a farewell to Downton episode of Picture Shows & Petticoats. The Google Hangouts link will be provided on Twitter at the end of the broadcast tonight.

Fix loads of tea and scones, adjust that tiara, and I’ll see you very, very soon.

Your friend in the impending Downtonpocalypse,


‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ DAs5e9 – ‘If you’re really the bigger person, you’re gonna act like it’

10 Mar

Apologies that there are only two episodes of Picture Shows & Petticoats for Downton Abbey season 5. This episode covers our big U.S. finale…the UK Christmas special. It features an appearance by a cuckoo, my dog’s audition for a role on our show, and a lot of giggling over Matthew Goode.

If you’re not following us on Twitter @pspetticoats, you’re really missing out. That’s where the real action heats up during Sunday night Downton broadcasts.

And while you’re following, don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest as well. We don’t have a PS&P user account there — it’s a shared board that Elizabeth and I post to for your period-show pleasure.

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Happy OETA Day

28 Apr

Today was OETA’s annual day at the state capitol, and I’m so pleased I was able to attend for the first time with Elizabeth.  The OETA staff was extremely welcoming and gracious.  If you’re not following them on both tv stations and social media, you’re missing out!  There were so many children who showed up to hang out with the OETA Kids characters, but there was plenty other fun for grown-up fans like us.  We love and support our local PBS!

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‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep22 – The one where I am #TeamMary

22 Feb

Also known as ‘The one in which I can’t remember the name of An Ideal Husband.’  For shame.

‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep21 – The one with scrambled eggs

19 Feb

Do yourself a favor and fast forward to start at 1:10…that’s where this episode actually begins.

‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep20 – The one with Nazis, surprises & Holly Golightly hair

9 Feb

‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep19 – The one where we invite Edith to go to India

5 Feb

‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep 18 – In which there’s more catnip

3 Feb

‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep17 – The one with more than just technical difficulties

19 Jan

‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep16 – Our ‘downstairs’ episode

11 Jan

The episode where we burn things – ‘Picture Shows & Petticoats’ ep15

10 Mar

“We don’t normally burn people. Tonight’s special.”  Don’t try this at home.