Updated, 9:47 am, February 18:
PBS, REALLY? YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU MONEY AFTER THAT SHOWING?
As I said to my dear friend Kate as we texted during/after the show: "PBS - you want me to donate NOW? You are like a classy educated version of a crack den."
I can't handle it people
You know, I live for this.
That last one asking too much?
Anyway, I can't bear thinking of the cast not in character, and like this.
So someone at the Today Show looked directly into my soul and created a drinking game for the show. Let's play:
When Carson gives Mrs. Hughes a meaningful look, have a swig. When Lord Grantham acts like a oblivious dinosaur of a patriarch, take a teeny-tiny sip. (Just be careful -- you don't want to get too tipsy on this one alone!) When the Dowager Countess gives someone the side eye, take a sip. When anyone mentions the dearly departed Sybil or even Sybil Jr., have a swig (and maybe pour a little out in honor of the former). When it looks like all hope is lost -- whether Downton is in danger, love can't conquer all, or someone's at death's door -- enjoy a hearty gulp. When the Dowager Countess makes you laugh out loud with one of her signature zingers, finish your glass!