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Friday, March 22, 2013
I am a fan of reruns (and leftovers).
If a classic "Seinfeld" episode is on, I'll watch it just to see if I correctly remember which classic episode it was (does the "man hands" episode also include the parking space showdown?).
But when I came across a repeat of "Downton Abbey" the other night, I realized I couldn't watch it.
That's because "Downton," as devoted fans know, has a habit of killing off beloved characters because the actors who play them have decided to leave the show.
No spoilers here, as I am one who caught the "Downton" bug only when the third season started, but I have to say it makes watching the reruns very difficult knowing that you'll never see some of those characters again. Especially considering the time the show invested in developing them.
It's too soon for me to relive those deaths or pine for what could have been.
Perhaps I need time to properly mourn. Because if an episode of "ER" were on, I'd watch it. Even though I know what happens to Dr. Mark Greene.
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