It's always a sad day when the last episode of Downton airs, but don't despair. PBS is my new favorite channel. Is it because I am creeping up on middle-agedom or is it because they've really stepped up their game?
I've been watching Call The Midwife since the beginning and love it, just as I loved Jennifer Worth's books. It's a great series and almost always makes me cry. Riding a bike through the streets, helping mothers and babies-what can be more awesome than that? Not to dismiss the heartbreak or the hard work of course, but it's a pretty neat job. I love that these women receive such good care. So many months of home visits to make sure the mother is supported and the baby is thriving, so ingrained in the community and aware of the needs.
I'm also watching Upstairs/Downstairs but I think I'm just watching reruns-I have no idea what season or episode, but it's good.
And one more-Mr. Selfridge. Something about Jeremy Piven really bugs me (is it over-acting? the way he pronounces/emphasizes certain words so robustly gets old? maybe that's how Mr. Selfridge really talked and Jeremy is just being a good actor?) but I love all the other characters and story lines.
Does this post make me seem like I sit around on my duff all day and watch TV? I DVR them and watch them when I'm nursing in small increments all week long. Not that I need to explain, but it makes me feel better to.