I very seldom watch television; mostly this is due to the fact that I love to read and stir the intellect. Partly, too, I firmly believe one must practice what one expects from children, therefore we do not turn the TV on unless there is a specific reason and/or show we decided we would like to watch.
One series, however, that has captured my entire brood is “Downton Abbey” on PBS. The writing is sharp, humor is crisp, and the cast is quite remarkable. A primary character in this series is Lady Mary, the eldest daughter of Lord Grantham, who, per a focus of the series, should be married in order for “Downton” to survive. There are many families and individuals who rely on the success of the estate and subsequent properties.