Downton Abbey is a UK show, and usually airs in the UK several months before it hits PBS here in the US. I used to wait for months before it would air here. Then I stumbled upon a way for Americans to get our Downton Abbey fix. It’s a VPN hack called TunnelBear, and according to their website it’s perfectly legal. Now, if you are backed up on your Downton viewing, you won’t need this fix. You can now watch Downton Abbey Season 3 on Amazon.com, as well as the first 2 seasons. And the current season (season 4) will be out in a few months.
However, if you just cannot wait, Season 4 of Downton Abbey is uploaded to a site called itv.com that’s free for Brits to watch. If you try to access it stateside, this is what you see: Womp womp. Here’s what you have to do: 1. Visit TunnelBear. 2. Download the app and create an account. You will have to upgrade to the paid account to watch the full episode. It costs $4.99 a month. You can cancel at any time. (For me, perfectly worth it to be able to keep up with Hot Sister, Way Hot Sister (RIP), and The Other Sister.) 4. Shut down your browser. Log in to TunnelBear. Set it to “on” and “UK”. Wait for it to connect. (Patience, grasshopper!) 5. Go to the website where the UK version of Downton Abbey Season 3 is available for free and now available for you to watch. BAM!!!
You’re welcome. Now go watch it and come back and tell me what you thought.
Well, folks, the Downtwon Abbey trailer just dropped . . . a cruel preview to the show that we Americans will have to wait months for before it comes to PBS. (Or at least you suckers will because you KNOW I’ll be getting all McGyver so I can watch it when the Brits do.) It’s possible that I watched this four times in a row, and then once again, stopping at every frame. Who are all these people kissing? Why is Bates sad? Is there an inter-racial romance? Is Mary moving on? WILL SOMEONE HAVE A BABY WITHOUT ONE OF THE PARENTS DYING ON THE DAY OF THEIR BIRTH? Where is O’Brien? P.S. Yes, I do realize that I said that I was breaking up with the show after that doozy of a season finale. But we all know that was all talk until the new season come on.
In our month of celebrity fluff at Mama Said, Sarah and I have tackled the important topic of celebrity crushes. Next, we turned our focus to what shows we are currently obsessed with, and then the even more groundbreaking issue of celebrity style, sharing which celebrity moms we feel have the best fashion sense. Our last installment involves celebrity couples. Specifically, which celebrity couples we feel we could totally hang with. *Pouring one out for Will & Amy. How about you? Are there any celebrity couples you think could be friend soulmates, if only they would return your letters? P.S. You can watch our recap of the latest Mad Man episode here, and our series of recaps on Downton Abbey here.
Sarah James and I decided to keep it completely shallow this month in our Mama Said videos. After discussing topics like guilt and introversion and social anxiety, we decided to do a whole month dedicated to fluff. Specifically: celebrity fluff. In our first video, we discussed our “lists”. (You know . . . the list of celebrities you get a free pass with, in case the opportunity should ever arise.) Watching this video made me laugh because our answers illustrated our own individual neurosis so well. Sarah’s picks all involved guys that will overpower her (or are way too young). Meanwhile, I kept justifying my picks based on their apparent loyalty to their wives – a really great strategy for choosing someone you’d like a hallpass to cheat with. And for the record, of course, this is all talk. I’ve actually been face-to-face with someone on my list (Joel McHale, who has since been replaced) and despite standing right next to him for a good five minutes, I did absolutely nothing except stare and take to take stealth-photos with my iphone. How about you? Who is on your list? P.S. You can watch our recap of the latest Mad Man episode here, and our series of recaps on Downton Abbey here.