Do you not understand—do you creative people not realize that these characters you fashioned have become real to us? They aren’t just components in a script. They are like friends or even family to those of us watching or more aptly, absorbing their life-story.
Now this obsession if you will, is not the same as those other people who watch other types of programing [hard wink]. We Downtoners are an elite group [another wink]. Just listen to our clipped British accent as we discuss each episode with one another. Note the ramrod straight way we sit as we tap, tap, tap on our computers or hunt and peck on our tablet devices to discuss the latest turn of events on our various social media outlets.
We are highbrow, yes indeed we are. We keep company, after all, with a Lord and Lady and their wonderful household staff. Well…let’s not quibble about the fact we don’t actually spend time in their presence or that these people are characters in a T.V. series. The main point here is we are not like the rest of the riff-raff television viewing population, so our voices must be heard.
To the writers I say, stop breaking our hearts! Stop shocking us so! Stop making us go through the day thinking about the latest dramatic goings on in Downton Abbey to the point of utter distraction. Just stop that!
And for heavens sake, stop making us cry! A more apt description would be sob loud enough for the neighbors to hear. It is so…so…undignified…
It must be understood that it is beneath our sensibilities to shed any tears as we peep into the lives of these lovely creatures to say nothing of ruining our collective eye make-up applications. This just will not do.
I implore you, stop it. Please. I am not prone to begging, but there you have it. I dare say, we are at your mercy, pleading that you writers discontinue this almost inhumane tugging of our heartstrings, toying with our emotions, shocking us into such a state that we slap open palms over our mouths in vice-like fashion as we make the most inhuman sounds. Worst of all, we ask that you cease these terrible “cliff hangers” that leave us dangling for an entire season. Are you mad? Have you no heart? What are we supposed to do in the meantime? It’s simply brutal, brutal I tell you!
Now, if you’ll excuse me while I console myself and catch up on the latest installment of “The Walking Dead”.
That’s my piece for the day.