Since today is the first Tuesday’s with Jess, I thought I’d start with a lovely show that I’ve only just started loving…you may have heard of it….

I remember when Downton Abbey first screened in Australia. My daughter was about 12 months old. Helen came and visited me and was telling me all about this great new show. Since my husband and I don’t watch much TV, I didn’t know much about the show. Helen wanted to watch one episode when she was at my place and I remember being confused. Since it wasn’t the first episode, kids were still awake, I wasn’t able to concentrate on the show and therefore never bothered with it again.

I knew somewhere in the recess of my mind that I would probably like this show if given the chance to watch it uninterrupted. So about 3 months ago I saw Season 1 on DVD for $20. So I bought it. I didn’t start watching it though until a week ago. My husband was away for the night. So I snuggled under the quilt, put the subtitles on so I wouldn’t miss anything. One hour and a half later I became a fan of Downton Abbey.

Unfortunately now for me is that the second season is screening here and it’s only just started. Since I haven’t finished watching Season 1, I can’t very well start Season 2 now can I?

This has got me thinking to another mini-series I saw quite some time ago. I had a friend over and she wanted to watch the last episode of a four part series. The series was Wives and Daughters. I knew nothing about this series, but seeing the last episode ensured that I was hooked. I didn’t even know what was going on but I wanted the two leads to fall in love. A few years back my mother-in-law gave it to me on DVD and oh was it heaven.

Is there any movie, TV series etc that has caught you by surprise? Something that you didn’t expect to ever watch or like? 

Jess’ favourite genre is contemporary women’s fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women’s fiction/romance set in a small country town.