Well friends, it is Mission Accomplished around here.

Remember how we were discussing Downton Abbey a few weeks ago?  And how we wanted a public screening in Austin?  Like really badly?  Horshack waving around his arm yelling “oooh!  Ooooh!” badly?

Well I’m thrilled to tell you that KLRU has heard us!  On Sunday, February 19, KLRU and Austin Eavesdropper are co-hosting a SCREENING of the Downton Abbey Christmas Special (hands flapping in verklempt manner), i.e., the Season 2 Finale.  Success!

The screening will be held at Studio 6A — the former home of Austin City Limits — and there will be light snacks, giveaways, and most importantly, 90 minutes of glorious sidelong glances from Maggie Smith.  Best of all, it is free!

♥  rsvp here

May I make a confession, just between you and me?  I don’t know what I’m more excited about.  This screening, or this smorgasbord of Downton Abbey cast member pics in their civilian wear.  Guys.  Can we please discuss Mrs. Hughes?  Or foxy (yes! Foxy!) O’Brien?  I am speechless!  And Mr. Bates is hurting me with adorableness.  That baby?  Dear God.  Just stop.

  • DA lover

    OMG this is so ridiculously AWESOME!!! I can’t wait!!!

  • http://www.taylorbrowning.com/ Taylor Browning

    Awesome! What a fun event!! LOVE Downton and Austin Eavesdropper :)

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

      You are the sweetest, Taylor.  Thank you!

  • Erin Scogin

    Love this!!!

  • http://ramblelane.wordpress.com/ Vija

    This show was next on my list anyway, but now I have to get serious, since I have less than 2 weeks to watch all of Season 1 and all of Season 2 except the finale…good thing all those extra samba rehearsals are done for a while!

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

      Fortunately that viewing time is going to fly by Miss Vija, because the show. Is. Addictive. I think I successfully watched ALL of Season 1 in a week span, during our crazy 24-hour non-stop samba schedule!  You have to tell me what you think about it.

  • Bonnie Mieth

    I’m downloading Season 1 now!!  :)  So fabulous – haha and I haven’t even seen an episode yet.

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

      Bonnie, watch it and report back!  I’d love to hear what you think.  Also, you can watch all the episodes for FREE on PBS.org!

      • Bonnie Mieth

        It is past 12 in the morning… I’m supposed to work out early…  and I can’t go to sleep because I can’t stop watching…  help…

  • abby k

    thank you so much for setting this up! bringing my mom & a friend who i also got to be as obsessed with downtown abbey as i am! :)

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

      Abby, you ROCK!  So jazzed you are bringing your mom and your friend!!

  • http://www.ericestate.com/ Eric

    You can blast through the entire 1st season in a long lazy afternoon.  It only gets better and better with each episode.

    • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

      (It’s true.)

  • Lela Ellison

    Tolly–I’ve RSVPed for this!  I was wondering if you knew how I could ask for the studio to have the closed captions or subtitles for the show?   I just thought it would be worth a try to ask about that.  Thanks!