Friday, January 28, 2011

born in the wrong century? yes.

by now you know of my love for youtube, the poor man's netflix. you can really watch so many movies and shows on it. right now we are watching the pbs/bbc series lark rise to candleford. it's the most endearing, sweet show. we watch an episode every night before bed and it is my little daily sunshine amidst the january doldrums. you can start with season one right here on youtube. or if you are really rich you can watch it on netflix. 

thank you youtube! you're good for more than funny kitty videos!


i'm also excited to start watching downton abbey. anyone watching that?

22 comments:

susan said...

Also most excited to start Downton Abbey—I'll probably start watching it this weekend. I wanted to wait so I could watch it all in one big gush. Sometimes I simply cannot wait.

Thanks for the heads up about Lark Rise to Candleford.

While I can honor the past, I'm pretty sure this is my century. Unless I could have had servants to wash the dishes and do the laundry by hand. (But I do love tampons and disposable diapers.)

Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

Oooh Lark Rise. Sadly the BBC just announced this last season is the final season, very upsetting!

I was born to be Margaret Hale {North & South} or Elizabeth Bennet! I am in the process of seriously considering changing my life to live like they did 150 years ago ;)

BTW I met Julia Sawalha {Dorcas} - lovely lady :)

Notes From The Frugal Trenches said...

And Downton - oh yes, it is a delightful way to spend Sunday evenings!

grant + brittany said...

you guys can also watch anything on ch131.com, i'm not sure if they have pbs/bbc shows... but there are a lot.

ashley cooper said...

p.s. I love NETFLIX!!

Anonymous said...

I started watching Downton Abbey last Sunday night, and was immediately smitten! It's such a refreshing thing to counter the barbaric behaviors and crude language I am exposed to daily. (11 fights on our campus last week.) AG

remi said...

sooo, around here we just ride on the coat tails of the rich and famous and use their netflix account.

maybe that's dishonest.

but I don't think it is.

I was also born in the wrong century. Jane Austen told me so.

remi said...

oh shoot. I'm realizing its not an instant play.

youtube it is.

April said...

Downton Abbey is great! I wish there were more than 4 episodes. Lark Rise to Candleford is great too. Have you seen Lost in Austen?

Neil and Diana said...

Abby, I love Lark Rise! My favorite is the 2 sisters. I also love the dad, and the Downton valet had high marks from the beginning!

Rachel said...

Downtown Abbey! It gets me through runs on the treadmill right now because winter is an awful season for exercise. I love having something distracting and is there anything better than period dramas like that? Definitely not! One of my favorite things in life.

whimsy said...

oooh so excited to check it out. i love finding new fun things to watch. and um i had no clue you could watch movies and or shows on youtube. hello new obsession.

Lissybug said...

Thanks to you, I am now addicted to Downton Abbey. I will check out the other show soon, though. I'm not really liking the eldest daughter (Mary), though. She's rude until the middle of episode 2. Then you start to see another side of her. We'll see how I feel about her later on. Everybody else is delightful, though. Even the snooty mother played by Professor McGonagall. I find it humorous that the servants are snootier than the lords and ladies of the house, though! :D

Anonymous said...

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i wanna rent out a movie but its a blu-ray one....i dont have a blu ray player though....will it still do the job??

Thanks alot :) !

David and Shalynna said...

David's cousins were just talking about this show over the weekend. I can't wait to start watching it. It reminds me of when you were watching Emma in St. Kitts (did you watch it there or just tell me about it when you lived there?). You said something about how the girl that plays Emma annoys you. Anyway, when David's cousins talked about Downtown Abbey this weekend we started talking about the other series, such as Emma. I started saying how Emma annoyed me and then realized that I couldn't remember if she really annoyed me or if I was just remembering what you said! Why can't I have a mind of my own and have to try to always be like you? :)

whimsy said...

yes that would be amazing if we moved there! kate and i have already planned to be BFFs. we tried to meet up when we went but it just so happened that the one weekend of the entire lifetime we come to visit she comes to utah. blehhh! but she gave us some awesome recommendations and so we had a blast! so where are you...40 min away? id love to meet up! if you are into that sorta thing...blogger friend becomes real life friend...haha.
loves
britt
oh and OHSU doesnt have a DO program. its only MD. is jamie wanting to go back? its an amazing school and campus. half super old rad buildings and half brand new really modern. awesome.

kate lines said...

oh thank you! i watched emma last year per your reccomendation and L-O-V-E-D'd it!

(when my mom really loves something she spells loved. L-O-V-E-D'd! so that means i really loved it)

communikate. said...

I think I would hate the dresses after a week or. All those layers! What if you had to go to the bathroom in a hurry? Diaster I tell ya.

Oh, and I totally watched Emma per your suggestion as well. You are so in the know!

communikate. said...

Oh and to totally start a rumour mill.. Are you thinking DO school?! Just come to Portland already. Ohsu is where it's at (even though they wouldn't hire me. Psh!)

Reba said...

I love your show recommendations. I watched Emma, and now I'm hooked on Lark Rise. I think I'm going to fail a final tomorrow because of it.

Emily said...

If you like this then I think you may like Cranford. It's so charming. And it stars Judi Dench. I watched all episodes in two days. Don't judge.
I love your blog - it really is so delightful.

Renee said...

Oh my gosh, let's be friends. I LOVED Downton Abbey. Even if I did call it Downtown Abbey for the first week I started talking about it.

Loved your post on Team Boo. You've got a new fan.