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For the love of DOWNTON!

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I recently plowed through 5 seasons of Downton Abbey and am still feeling the after-effects of the obsession. I’d seen the first few seasons before but once Chet agreed to watching it, I was all in for the long haul. Now I’m just trying to decide if I should go ahead and spring for the DVD set of season 6 or save it for a rainy day! Anyways, if you’re feeling similarly Downton-Obsessed with nowhere to turn, I’ve rounded up a few items you may want to add to your To Do list (especially if you’ve just watched the series finale and don’t want to say goodbye so soon!)…

Start talking like the Dowager Countess by studying these 39 Best Quotes.

Throw a Downton Abbey themed party complete with tea party printables  and Lady Mary Cocktails.

There are plenty of books out there to fill the Downton Abbey-size hole in your heart. Check out 14 Books to Read If You Love Downton Abbey and Ten Books To Survive Downton Abbey Withdrawal if you need a few ideas.

Finally, bring some upstairs and downstairs fare to your kitchen table by cooking up a few recipes from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook.

Ok, now you have some ideas to help you follow this great advice…

stop whining and find something to do

As for me…the final season awaits! And whenever I decide to watch it, you best believe I’m gonna display one of these on the door.

Just us broads.

Hi guys! I thought I’d pop on to tell you about a couple shows I’ve watched recently that I would definitely recommend. I watched these two series back to back and only recently realized they both contain the word “broad” in the show title. Random.

Broad City

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This show originally aired on Comedy Central (and was picked up for a third season so there will be more!!!) and follows the hi-jinx of two twenty-something girls ballin’-on-a-budget in NYC. Created by and starring Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, and produced by Amy Poehler, the hilarious concept for the show originated as a web series. I found it laugh out loud hilarious and embarrassingly relatable.  If you liked Girls, Workaholics, or spent part of your 20’s doing any or all of the following; a) convincing your best friend to do stupid shit, b) being convinced by your best friend to do stupid shit, c) making questionable financial decisions, d) working harder to not work than you would have to just work, or e) living with a super putz who never seemed to leave the apartment, you will DEFINITELY want to check out this gem. Stream for free on Hulu Plus.

Broadchurch

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While this show contains two seasons, only one was available to stream when I picked it out of my Netflix line-up. And really it’s the perfect length for a good ol’ fashioned weekend-long binge watch. The series begins after the death of a young boy in a small, coastal town in England and focuses largely on the grief, suspicion, and media attention that plague it’s population in the aftermath. But of course, more than just small town grieving, there is also a case to be solved! And the twists and turns throughout the whodunnit keep the show fast paced and kept me hitting the “Watch next episode” button. I think it’s a very interesting, and most likely quite accurate, portrayal of the effects violent crime can have on an extremely close-knit community. Definitely a must-see if you’re a lover of the crime drama genre. Stream for free on Netflix.

P.S. Need MORE recommendations on what to watch? Prefer your crime drama a little more literary? Or how about a podcast!