Yesterday when I was in the music / video store "Mixup" searching for marimba music, something else caught my eye. They had complete boxed sets of the first four seasons of "Downton Abbey".
I must confess that I am a "Downton Abbey" fanatic. (For anyone who has not heard of the show, it is a British series that appears on PBS Masterpiece Theater in the U.S. It deals with the lives of an upper class English family and their servants in the first part of the twentieth century.) I know that it is a melodramatic soap opera... but it is a first rate soap opera with excellent acting and high production values. In the U.S. the series is always shown during the winter months when I am usually in Mexico. So every year I have to wait for the new season to come out on Netflix.
I've mentioned to Alejandro the British "telenovela" that I so enjoy. Even though I have read that the series has appeared in Mexico (probably on one of the cable networks), Alejandro had never heard of it before. When I saw the boxed sets in "Mixup", I decided that I would buy "Season 1" as a present for Alejandro. I really wasn't sure if he would like it, but if he didn't, I could always take it home for myself. Well, I need not have wondered. Last night when Alejandro came to the apartment after work, we watched the first episode. He is already hooked!
I'll probably return to Mexico City in April for Alejandro's birthday. I now know what I will buy him as a birthday present!!