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Full of myself and, I am ashamed to admit, a tad smug, I looked at my mom in astonishment when she expressed her dismay that Masterpiece Theater’s acclaimed series, “Upstairs Downstairs” would no longer air. I still cringe and redden at my arrogant snobbishness and recall how Ma didn’t miss a beat as she talked about the series and its characters and how she would miss them each week.  I was a young married just starting a family , sure I was “up” on everything in the pop culture. It never occurred to during those years that my mother might watch “Upstairs Downstairs”.

Silly me.

How I wish my mom was still here now to watch the revival of this series on PBS’s Masterpiece (I still want to call it Masterpiece Theater, which “Upstairs Downstairs” helped to become a mainstay on PBS). I’ll be thinking of her tonight as the second of three episodes airs.

A new lady and lordship have moved into 165 Eaton Place and Rose is back as housekeeper, keeping the grand townhouse working. I am going to love the character of Lady Maud, who has come to claim a home to live in if her son is to inherit the wealth.  I’m already lamenting the mere three episodes, though rumor has it that more are in the making in England. The first episode last Sunday mainly set up the characters, including the house, and was fun, with a marmalade eating monkey, a sister who must be kept in check, the servants cavorting (or trying to) and well, gotta go now, it about time for “Upstairs Downstairs” to start.

Do you have favorite PBS, BBC, Masterpiece favorites?

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