quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2012

Downton Abbey

For some time now I've been following this British series and I've just remembered this special episode and thought it would be interesting to share it with you.

This series pictures the daily life of a British aristocrat family and their servants in the beginning of the last century. What makes this episode so special is a typewriter's apparition. It's an Empire, Canadian production, and nothing more than a re-branded Wellington just like their European sibiling, the Adler 7.

In a short way, one of the girls was taking a typing course by mail because she dreamed of leaving the service as maid and start a career as secretary. But her co-workers found the machine and as they didn't know what it was and what was its purpose they've exposed her to the butler.  Strange mentalities back then... Like typing could be a danger activity or ambitioning for a better job could be something wrong!

It's a very interesting show to watch with very good performances, that pictures with perfection the pre WW1 daily live as their habits and mentality.

4 comentários:

  1. Oh yes, I remember that episode. I think the servants knew what a typewriter was, but some thought it was inappropriate -- "above her station" -- for a maid to be studying typewriting.

    I'm a bit surprised she could afford a typewriter, these things were not cheap.

    1. I also thought of that. Back then a typewriter such as that should have been very expensive, way too expensive for a maid...

  2. This is interesting.
    Now I'll have to look up this series.

  3. Interesting. I've never seen a typewriter like that one or the series.