The Five Stages Of Watching Downton Abbey

The Five Stages Of Watching Downton Abbey

Because this show will screw you over in a heartbeat.

My friends had been talking about the show for months, and I had always been meaning to watch it, I just couldn't find it on Netflix. Turns out, it was on Amazon Prime the whole time. As I sat down to watch British television show Downton Abbey I didn't know the five stages I was about to go through for the next six days.

Here are the five stages of watching Downton Abbey from someone who watched the entire series in six days.

1. Happiness

The British really know how to set a plot line. When you start you fall in love with the characters. Sure, Mary seems to be a bit cold hearted, but the love that Cora shows is simply amazing.

2. Oh just kiss him already!

As Mary and Matthew begin to drift apart, and after what O'Brian does to Cora and you want to murder her, you start to see the relationships forming. Cybil and Branson, Anna and Bates, Carson and Mrs. Hughes, and yes, Mary and Matthew. You find yourself screaming "Just kiss him already!" more than you ever want to admit.

3. Are you trying to kill me?!

No doubt seasons two and three and the most heart wrenching and horrid things on the face of the planet earth. Tragedy after tragedy. Heartbreak after heartbreak. And don't even get me started on season three episode five.....You honestly believe that the show is going to break your heart and cause you to die. And you aren't even halfway through the series yet.

4. Dammit Robert!

Robert makes a lot of mistakes. A LOT. I found myself resenting him for most of seasons four and five. If you aren't telling him what an idiot he is you are threatening to show up in Downton yourself to show him how awful of a person he is. And to tell him that if he hurts your beloved Cora one more time that he might as well kiss his life goodbye.

5. It's about damn time they had a happy ending.

While this show has a lot of heartbreak, the end is just about perfect. Everyone ends up happy. After the emotional turmoil you have just experienced you find yourself relieved that not only they had a happy ending, but you did too.

If for some reason you haven't watched this wonderful and amazing roller coaster, 10/10 I would recommend. First, because it is simply amazing. But mostly because Maggie Smith is a queen and her sass is 100% on point all the time.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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