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Downton Abbey Season 4

I have to get this off my chest: I am watching Downton Abbey Season 4. Right along with the Brits. It is so much fun to be watching it now instead of waiting allllll the way until January/February. It bothered me that I was always inadvertently hearing spoilers in the interim between the UK and US broadcast schedules, so this is a real treat. Four episodes have aired so far.

How am I watching it? Well, we have a VPN that allows us to connect to the internet as if we were in the US. We use it for legitimate purposes, like, such as. But it also has an option to connect to London, and when we do that, a funny little thing happens: the itv website thinks we're entitled to watch Downton Abbey on their online player, just like PBS allows you to do in the US. The town the VPN connects to is even called Crawley, for crying out loud (totally by chance). It was meant to be.

Are you planning on watching Downton Abbey Season 4? Jeremy's not sure he's going to sign on this year.

October 18th, outsourced

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