My Latest Obsession
By Eva Piccolo
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!

About the author

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.

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!

About the author

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.

Upcoming Events

Jan
12
Fri
all-day Domes – Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library
Domes – Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library
Jan 12 – May 11 all-day
Domes - Art Exhibit @ Old Town Newhall Library | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Local resident Naomi Young, is the artist featured in the latest exhibit at the Old Town Newhall Library. The exhibit features original paintings and multimedia by Young, an artist born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel,[...]
Feb
1
Thu
all-day “The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarit... @ Valencia Library
“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarit... @ Valencia Library
Feb 1 – Jun 1 all-day
“The Golden Oaks of Santa Clarita,” Art Exhibit @ Valencia Library  | Santa Clarita | California | United States
“THE GOLDEN OAKS OF SANTA CLARITA” ART EXHIBIT BY BRAD SERGI ON DISPLAY AT THE VALENCIA LIBRARY Library hours: Mon-Thu 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 5[...]
Feb
14
Wed
all-day Tickets Available Now for 41st A... @ Dodger Stadium
Tickets Available Now for 41st A... @ Dodger Stadium
Feb 14 – May 12 all-day
Tickets Available Now for 41st Annual SCV Dodger Day @ Dodger Stadium | Los Angeles | California | United States
SANTA CLARITA DODGER DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Tickets Start at $25 and Benefit Local Schools and Non-Profits It’s time to step up to the plate! The Santa Clarita City Council invites residents to purchase[...]
Apr
19
Thu
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
Apr
20
Fri
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
7:00 pm Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Hart High School Presents ‘Bye, ... @ Hart High school Auditorium
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm
Hart High School Presents 'Bye, Bye Birdie' @ Hart High school Auditorium | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Spring Musical Coming April 2018! Hart High Theatre is proud to present Bye Bye Birdie! April 19, 20, 27 & 28 @ 7pm April 28 & 29 @ 1pm When the draft selects rock star[...]
Apr
21
Sat
all-day Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Co... @ Event Locations Vary
Apr 21 – Apr 24 all-day
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR COWBOY FESTIVAL CONCERTS – Locations, Times & Prices Vary 25th Annual Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival offers ticketed performances and special events Get ready for some toe-tapping, two-stepping, guitar-picking musical performances![...]
10:00 am Astronomy Day @ Valencia Library
Astronomy Day @ Valencia Library
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
The Local Group Astronomy Club and The Santa Clarita Public Library present our free annual Astronomy Day Celebration. We will be at the Valencia branch of the Santa Clarita Public Library from 10am to 3pm.[...]
10:00 am Resource Parents Needed to Foste... @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Resource Parents Needed to Foste... @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Resource Parents Needed to Foster or Foster-Adopt a Child @ College of the Canyons, Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 222 | Santa Clarita | California | United States
Adoption is a meaningful way for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting.  There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California.  Los Angeles County’s foster care population exceeds 21,000 children with[...]
10:00 am The City of Lancaster’s 27th Ann... @ Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park
The City of Lancaster’s 27th Ann... @ Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The City of Lancaster’s 27th Annual California Poppy Festival, Sat & Sun @ Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park | Lancaster | California | United States
On April 21 and 22, the City of Lancaster will host the 27th annual California Poppy Festival™ at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (43063 10th Street West). Drawing more than 40,000 attendees and spanning 35[...]