Sunday, February 10, 2013
Walking Abbey or Downton Dead?
ROSEMARY HARRIS: Is it possible that the same woman who's now seen Downton Abbey - all three seasons - umpteen times (yes, I did watch the dvds so I know how this season ends) and is seriously considering orchestrating a trip to Mozambique through London next September so she can watch the two hour premier of Season Four (shooting this month) when it airs in the UK is also chomping at the bit to see The Walking Dead tonight?? You betcha.
I know - no hats, no gloves (some of the characters don't have hands or heads, much less vintage accessories.) No spectacular home - unless you count the bombed-out prison with the razorwire fence that keeps out the zombies. But there you have it. Shocking admission.Tonight I'll be watching Rick and the gang instead of Lady Mary and company.
If anyone had told me two years ago that I'd be watching a zombie show I'd have said that was about as likely as my trying out for the Yankees. But it's not really a zombie show. There's a small amount of survivalism but it's mostly about people, society. How society might reconstruct itself if all the established rules and systems were destroyed. Who would lead or follow? What skills would reveal themselves to be valuable? (Hint: a former pizza delivery man with knowledge of all the city's backstreets proves to be a handy fellow to have around.)
Okay let's talk favorites...hopefully we have some Walking Dead fans out there. Who's your favorite character? These days mine's Darryl Dixon played by actor Norman Reedus, the same actor who was one of the Boondock Saints. Another movie least likely to be beloved by Downton Addicts. Who's your favorite survivor?
And for the Downton fans - we know everyone loves the Dowager Countess so let's leave her out of the mix. Of the other characters on Downton Abbey, which are your faves? These days I'm loving Daisy, played by Sophie McSchera. And poor Tom (Alan Leech.) Looks good in a tux AND he can fix cars. I feel sure I could comfort him in his loss.
What about you?? Who will you be cheering for tonight?