My Latest Obsession

By Eva Piccolo

Last update: Saturday, September 17th, 2016

I have to talk about my latest obsession. Currently, I am binge-watching Downton Abbey. Last weekend I completed the first and second seasons.  It was mesmerizing. Laundry and house cleaning was done between episodes!

There are still 4 seasons to watch. I know I’m late to the party but I tried watching when PBS originally aired it, but would always forget what night and channel it was on, so I didn’t watch faithfully, just when I happened to come across it.

This show is so entertaining and I have managed to fall in love with the characters. The writing is excellent and the performances are touching. I love to watch period-piece television shows and movies. Perhaps because I have an old soul.

I really don’t watch much network or cable TV because I don’t like a lot of the programming that’s available. I don’t generally like reality shows but; with a few exceptions, zombies, vampires, gang related or cannibal programs. But I do like ‘Vikings’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow.’ Go figure!

It never fails, when I do find a show I like, it gets cancelled. Several seasons ago I got into the show ‘Pan Am,’ the one about airline stewardesses, (wow, remember calling them that?). Unfortunately, it was cancelled after the first season. Another show, ‘Astronaut Wives;’ was also interesting, but unfortunately it too was cancelled.

So these days I prefer Blu-ray disks and streaming services. I can watch when I want and for as long as I want. That is until my husband wants his man cave back!

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My Latest Obsession

I have to talk about my latest obsession. Currently, I am binge-watching Downton Abbey. Last weekend I completed the first and second seasons.  It was mesmerizing. Laundry and house cleaning was done between episodes!

There are still 4 seasons to watch. I know I’m late to the party but I tried watching when PBS originally aired it, but would always forget what night and channel it was on, so I didn’t watch faithfully, just when I happened to come across it.

This show is so entertaining and I have managed to fall in love with the characters. The writing is excellent and the performances are touching. I love to watch period-piece television shows and movies. Perhaps because I have an old soul.

I really don’t watch much network or cable TV because I don’t like a lot of the programming that’s available. I don’t generally like reality shows but; with a few exceptions, zombies, vampires, gang related or cannibal programs. But I do like ‘Vikings’ and ‘Sleepy Hollow.’ Go figure!

It never fails, when I do find a show I like, it gets cancelled. Several seasons ago I got into the show ‘Pan Am,’ the one about airline stewardesses, (wow, remember calling them that?). Unfortunately, it was cancelled after the first season. Another show, ‘Astronaut Wives;’ was also interesting, but unfortunately it too was cancelled.

So these days I prefer Blu-ray disks and streaming services. I can watch when I want and for as long as I want. That is until my husband wants his man cave back!

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Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo is a long-time Santa Clarita resident and has been with The Signal since January 2015. After raising her family and working in Customer Service, Eva brings her administrative and organizational skills to our newspaper.

Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo

Eva Piccolo is a long-time Santa Clarita resident and has been with The Signal since January 2015. After raising her family and working in Customer Service, Eva brings her administrative and organizational skills to our newspaper.