In the vast velvety abyss of summer television, there shines a single ray of hope—that Downton Abbey will one day swoop back into our lives on a majestic steed and take us fox hunting before afternoon tea. I will fully admit to being sucked into the Downton hype when it swept across America last year and now I’m eagerly awaiting season 3′s arrival like the cure for the Spanish flu.
Will Lady Mary and Matthew finally ride the slow train into Bonerville? Will Bitchy O’Brien ever get the comeuppance she deserves? And what of dear Mr. Bates who has been ARRESTED FOR MURDER, ERMAGAHHHHHHH!?!
Well now thanks to this video of a video of part of what’s probably a commercial recorded off some jaunty Brit’s telly, American Downton fans can catch a glimpse of what we’ve been missing from our favorite “special relationship.” Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and remove your formal gloves for some fapping -AHEM- clapping.
From war, in peace, Downton still stands, and the Crowleys are still in it. (For now.)
Here we go yall, the Dowager Countess is a quippin’! An AMERICAN will be walking the hallowed halls of Downton? Lady Mary continues her love affair with self flagellation while simultaneously derailing the Bonerville Express. (Sigh.) Old ladies be bringin’ the dramz and much much more!
Gah, poor Bates and Anna. They have the most painfully tragic storyline. “Do you never doubt?” “No.” I would almost rather see the two of them living in marital bliss than see Thomas and O’Brien forcefully shoved into a craggy trench. Almost.
This is just enough of a teaser to remind me what we’re missing out on while we wait. –Oh, how long is the wait you say? Well season 3 airs in September… if you live in Great Britain. The rest of us have to wait until January 2013 (!@%#!@#%&!) to get our 1920s Downton party on, which is practically criminal and we should draft up a declaration of our unhappiness to Her Majesty the Queen. Right after we thank them for creating all this awesome in the first place.
Keep waiting, America.