Archive | November, 2014

What I’m Reading Wednesday

5 Nov

15808601Have you seen XFINITI’s Top 100 shows TV commercial? It features a man in an office setting totally clueless as to what everyone around him is talking about.

Then, It makes sense if you’ve seen it appears on the screen. Ah.

Isn’t it great how TV shows can form a special club of like-minded admirers, or even a community? And the group continues to grow as word of the must-see show spreads and organized season premiere and finale parties are planned. And then marathons are scheduled during the off-season to get through from the end of a season to the start of the next.

Raise your hand if you’ve been there, done that.

Wendy Wax can tell you all about it with While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. I admit, I picked up this novel because of its title. I am a faithful Downton watcher (just two months until Season 5!).

The concierge of a historic apartment building in Atlanta organizes weekly Downton Abbey viewing parties to bring together the residents to form community. The show brings together strangers who eventually form bonds over tea and British treats.

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey is a fun, quick read that brings together three women from different walks of life who not only become part of a community, but also form a friendship because of a show, and an excellent show at that.

I don’t know about you, but I was in mourning over some of the events that took place during Season 3. No one needs to go through that kind of emotion alone. Monday mornings are spent hashing out the latest Sunday night episode, comparing notes and asking questions. Downton Abbey just does that to you.

So friends, what shows have brought you into community?