Hey, did you see this past week’s Downton Abbey? Sad, innit, right? I mean, can you even believe the writers killed…
You say on Facebook that you haven’t seen the thing that most of the planet is talking about, and yet you don’t want to hear any spoilers?
OK, so, here’s the thing. I try not to spoil the dramatic plot twists from movies and television shows but sometimes I. Just. Want. To. Particularly when I’m on the internet, which as we all know is a veritable cornucopia of fevered, hotheaded discussion and reactionism, and someone tries to squelch my lurid reactionary fervor. Hey! I’m processing an imaginary crisis over here!
I should, however, be thankful, because all the people begging me to not tell them about what happened on Downton Abbey (I’m not saying it’s sad, I’m just saying to watch with a box of tissues handy) inspired me to invent fake spoilers. And not just for Downton Abbey; there’s a whole world of literature and movies and TV that begs to be fake-spoiled.
Here are but two. More to come.
First up: The Downton Abbey fake spoiler that started it all.
I guarantee you, this one’s a total shocker.
And. I’ve had Pride and Prejudice on the brain lately. A friend has only recently read the book and seen the quintessential A&E/BBC/PBS version starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle and as every new devotee does, has been talking about it and watching it…well, not quite obsessively, since she does shower and get to work on time and keeps her kids healthy and fed. But. Suffice to say I’ve seen plenty of Jane Austen clips surface on her Facebook wall. Understandably; if I’d had Facebook the first time I saw P&P I, quite frankly, would have been worse. No kids to feed, see? For the uninitiated, set aside six hours for viewing as it is worth every corseted second of your time. And…oh, what the hell. Here’s some Wet Darcy for your entertainment.
Also for the uninitiated…FAKE SPOILER ALERT!
I swear it’s all true.
Have a great day, folks. Let this ping around in your brain for a while. And rest assured, there are more coming.