I did it. I forged through Season 2 and can now embark on the 2013 Season 3 journey with the rest of you. Only two episodes to catch up with.
Fine. I won't bore you with oozing love for Downton Abbey. But I wanted to continue last week's discussion for just a bit.
Do you hear yourself talking differently in your head after watching period films and shows? Reading a Regency novel -- does it sway your day to day thinking or are you entertained and then easily leave it behind?
I find myself immersed in it. I signed off an email at work titling myself "Lady Amaretto of Highlander Grogg". I think my fellow associate was a bit wierded out by that, but really, do you expect anything less? And the funny thing is, when I started writing on my book my characters suddenly shifted their English to being more cultured, wordy, refined.
"I do find, my dear, that regardless of the wretched state in which you find yourself, there is simply nothing that might be accomplished to satisfy the greedy nature of your benefactor."
Ouch. I don't write Regency and my characters aren't in England. Ah, well. It was fun while it lasted.
So here's my biggee question: When does a television show, movie, or book become all too consuming? I mean, are we going to start having Downton Abbey Conference with everyone in period costume like Star Wars aficionados don on Darth Vader and breathe louder than any normal human being should? Have you had a book keep you from sleeping not because you reading it but because you can't get it out of your mind? I know one person who's only wardrobe consists of Lord of the Rings t-shirts. Ok. Obsessed, maybe?
Is entertainment sometimes too consuming, too unhealthy, or can we enjoy becoming a bit preoccupied with another time, another place ... escape reality ... 'cause really, I just got my new paycheck with the new tax rate and escaping reality sometimes doesn't seem all that bad.
What do YOU think?