Downtown Abbey & Wahlburgers

2/05/2014 04:51:00 PM

So, 'Merica is on episode 5 of Downton Abbey but I've already watched up through Episode 9. (Thank you Apple TV.)

Does anyone want to hear the spoilers?


Is anyone else watching this PBS masterpiece? I LOVE THIS SHOW. And I will say that Edith is a contender for my "Favorite Fancy Character from the Show" award.

Speaking of masterpieces.

When I saw that there was an A&E T.V. show called "Wahlburgers" starring Marky Mark (sans the Funky Bunch), Donnie Wahlberg (sans the rest of the New Kids) and his family, of course I had to DVR it.

So when it came time for the screening of the premiere and the second episode, I found myself 2/3 of the way into the 90-minute time committment thinking, "Eh."

Ya'll, I believe this is a classic case of the 'ole bait and switch.

(I was hard pressed to find a shirt of "Marky Mark" with his shirt on. Note the overalls.)

BAIT: Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg on a TV SHOW in 2014.

SWITCH: An other Wahlberg brother (Paul) and their Mother actually being the main characters.

I mean, a show about a hamburger restaurant isn't all that exciting. I was hoping for Entourage II, Boston-style complete with an Ari and a Lloyd.

This is like the inside-working of a high-end mash-up of Chipotle and Wendy's with an occasional visit from Dave Thomas and Wendy.

I'm slightly disappointed but I'll keep recording it.

I like the bait. (Wink, wink.)



  1. You are on episode 9 of Downton?!?!?! Oh dear I want to ask what happens but I cannot! We are on episode 5 I think (the Jazz one). I LOVE this show. We started watching it for the first time last year and I kid you not Terry and I got through all three seasons in a month or so! We would put Henry to bed and sometimes watch two episodes or watch multiple ones on the weekend. So good! It has started off a little slow, but I still enjoy everything about it.

  2. I am done with season 1 of Orange is the New Black and need another series to binge on. Downton is the ticket? I don't think I can get it on netflix- do I have to pay for apple tv? SO AWESOME!


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