OK, anyone who also snuggled down to watch two shows on PBS last night, which were produced by BBC, may have also had the same nightmares I did last night.
Two one-hour shows, right after each other, had a pregnancy end in a rare condition, Toxemia or Eclampsia, with dire results. I'm not holding any punches or refraining from telling you that they both died, with seizures, and talk about swelling ankles.
I don't care if you haven't seen "Call the Midwife" for this week, nor "Downton Abbey" yet.
You should be warned. The actresses did a great job writhing about with their seizures then lying there without breathing as dead are prone to do (pardon the pun). The actor husbands did a great job of being bereft loving husbands.
But puleeze, why did these silly scheduling fools put both these shows back to back on the same evening?
I woke up several times thinking what a sad thing, for writers to use a rare condition as a theatrical element in 2 shows, and for us poor viewers to have to undergo the same kind of tragedy. And of course these characters in their respective shows have now become background for future episodes.
I just wish the BBC and PBS (here in NC it comes through UNC in Chapel Hill) had some idea what it would be like to watch this crazy mishmash.