Sunday, January 6, 2013
DOWNTON ABBEY (SEASON 3)
But what made me keep disturbing with loud laughter my neighbors in the apartment above me and next door in this old house I have an apartment in was the match up of Maggie Smith and Shirley McClaine. Their tart exchanges, so well written by Julian Fellowes, make their encounters all the more juicy, but even if they were just throwing random lines from some textbook at each other the duel would be no less sharp. They are so evenly matched (except in the ravages of face lifts which my old eyes see no evidence of in Smith but unfortunately can in McClaine) it's like a championship fight or game with the two best in their divisions, only the outcome I can already tell is a tie.
A total delight and the perfect antidote to the post holidays let down. Picked me right up.