Shaking things up ...
Tuesday Tea ~ A Touch of Spring

Now that Downton is done ...

Good Morning, my friends! I hope your day's off to a good start. :)

I've been reading through the Downton discussion this morning, and it seems many of us are eager to continue 'meeting' each week to discuss some excellent television. Downton was undeniably excellent, but it will be nearly a year before we have new episodes to enjoy ...

So I would like to propose that we continue to chat about Masterpiece Theater here, each Monday morning. I know it's unlikely another show will capture our attention (and hearts) as Downtown did, but I think it wold be fun all the same.

Arlene and Betsey suggested this very idea in comments last night and I had entertained similar thoughts, after reading an article entitled, "What to Watch Now That Downton Abbey is Over."

Stay tuned to Masterpiece: Maybe the easiest way to fill the Sunday night gap that "Downton Abbey" leaves behind is to simply continue to tune in to PBS at the same time each week. Fans of period pieces and emotional plots have a lot to look forward to. Next Sunday night Masterpiece kicks off four weeks of Charles Dickens stories with "The Old Curiosity Shop." "Great Expectations" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" follow. Then, once the early Victory Dickens tales are over, Masterpiece has something to really appeal to the "Downton" fans during the last weeks of April with "Birdsong," a two-part miniseries based on Sebastian Faulk's World War I era love story.

This all sounds quite appealing to me! I actually re-read Great Expectations just last month, as it was my turn to lead Bookworm's 'Brit Lit' discussion group. I was quite enthralled with the story - something I definitely don't remember feeling when I read it in high school and college, lol. And the brief preview for "The Old Curiosity Shop" shown at the end of Sunday night's Downton did indeed look intriguing ... 

So ... my "motion" is we continue to discuss great 'period' television - Sunday night Masterpiece Theater - here at my blog. Not to get ahead of myself, but how about we call our meetings, "Masterpiece Mondays?"

If you're at all interested, please let me know! Or just come along and we'll see how it goes. :)

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For now though, I must be off as my household is stirring, but I will be back here again later today with a spot of Tea to share with you all ...

Have a good one, my friends!

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