The other night while waiting for Downton Abbey to come on we watched Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conner and a 19 year old Debbie Reynolds. We've seen parts of this movie, but never the whole thing. Was it dated, I mean it was made in 1952, sure it was. A classic though and considered the very best Hollywood musical ever made and that's a well deserved tribute.
It was funny, it was witty, if you like dancing the dancing was incredible. Made us realize we need to see the whole movie.
Then we watched Downton Abbey a show I
usually enjoy, but not that night. I'm use to gloom and doom with Anna and Bates, but this episode had Mrs. Pattimore unhappy because her nephew who'd been shot for being a coward couldn't be on a War Memorial and she roped Mrs. Hughes into trying to convince Carson to put him on the local one---you knew that was never going to happy-- so more unhappy people. Then the police are sniffing around Bates over the death of the valet Green so Mrs. Hughes and Lady Mary are upset and Lady Mary after a week with Lord Gillingham wants out of that relationship. Cora is feeling unhappy, so then the Earl is unhappy and of course Edith was unhappy---when has she not been? Cora's maid is unhappy, Thomas disappears. It just went on and on.