Saturday, February 9, 2013
Don't Google "Downton Abbey" if you're watching in the US
But now, after spotting some images of "events" that HAD NOT happened in the series so far in the US of A in my images searches, I HAD to look into it further!
The shocking ending of Season 3 is "Old News" in the "Old Country" ended at Christmas last year. Let's just say that according to the news- there were some "pissed off" Brits- declaring their Christmas was ruined because of the "Downton Abbey Christmas Special 2012"- but DO NOT GOOGLE that- no matter how intrigued you are- ignorance is bliss!
Well, actually- I do not understand the staggered release dates that different countries do in our Internet age-
In Cinema, like the latest Bond offering, even the ten days- two weeks that is the norm...
released in October in the UK and in most of Europe- even Egypt saw it before we did in the US which was in early November-
We do the same thing here in the US...
In comparison, most of the world got to see the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, a word wide effort for sure,
Publishing also irritatingly does this- the early Harry Potter books were released a year later in the US. The later books were released at the same time, probably to avoid world wide riots.
I can understand when there was a time when staggering release dates grew anticipation, allowing time for the word to spread, but now it is just irritating, cause I know, real time what the "word is" in the UK, well actually also Turkey, Greenland and other parts- cause, I catch up every morning on Google Reader- surround by dogs, a cup of tea and a view across canyons and pinons to distant Blue Mountains in Utah.
These places are also now in my backyard- as far as "gossip" goes at least and well, it it just too darn easy to find out something you haven't seen yet or read yet- cause everyone else in the world is talking about it around the virtual "water cooler"!
What was I going to tell you about Downton Abbey, which sent me to Google Images in the first place... I'll save for another time.