We like to record shows from England and then we watch them when we are home together. Have I ever mentioned that I love TV shows and movies, but only the good ones? I read that it was very surprising that Americans loved Downton Abbey so much, but I mean, really, people like me who saw this on PBS are almost always true-blue Anglophiles! Hands down, my favorite character was the one portrayed by Maggie Smith, who is one of my favorite actresses anyway. Some of her lines just had me hooting in laughter... "Oh, must have said it wrong then" and "Why does every day have to start with a fight with an American". I also loved that the American actress in this is someone that is not only beautiful but is also made of strong stuff!
Of course, we have watched every single episode of anything by Agatha Christie (love Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot), Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost, Life On Mars, and well, everything that we eventually get over here really! I truly loved the shows with Graham Norton, where they had the singers get voted off one by one to be in one of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's shows. My favorites were the young men trying for Joseph in "The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". The song at the end, "Close Every Door", where they went up the staircase after they were voted off? That was great TV! They knew they were leaving, but I loved the ones who sang their last song with determination and confidence rather than anger... My favorite was the one called "Rob the builder" but I couldn't find a video of him, but this clip of Daniel is not too shabby. Graham Norton almost seems as if he is about to cry at the beginning, and you can see how the others react to this performance.
Just this week, we watched an episode of "New Tricks" and because of where it was filmed, it has sent me into a frenzy of research into Victorian architecture (which I have always admired) and will have to wait until another post!
Please pray for all the families affected by the horrible tornadoes, I think at the last count, twenty-nine people have died. That was such a huge storm...when they showed it on the USA map, it showed that it covered 342 miles. This photo shows the clouds coming over Arabia Mountain at about 6PM on March 2nd. The worst hit county in Georgia was in the northwest part, but the whole state was under what is called a "watch" which means a tornado could develop and there is no way to tell when or where...Whenever we have these tragedies, the Red Cross is always there to help, along with any of the churches in the area. I know I am leaning heavily on Youtube for this post, but do you mind just one more?
WE ALL NEED SOMEBODY TO LEAN ON!