Does wanting to watch Downton Abbey on PBS rather than the Super Bowl on CBS mean that I am mentally adjusting to our return to England?
I don't think so. I seem to recall it was the same last year. I mean, I just cannot understand American Football. Ten seconds of play, some rather violent shoving, then it's on to the next 'timeout' or ad break. No wonder plenty of people watch it purely for the ads.
Although it did seem appropriate that this year's big game featured a "power outage". That seems to be such a feature of American life now that it seemed almost symbolic. That you can go from the multi-million dollar pyrotechnics of Beyonce's performance to a massive blackout in a few minutes just seems to sum up the extremes of life in the USA. Not to mention that player dropping the "F-bomb" live on camera at the end of the game, in conjunction with the word "awesome".
Anyway. Give me Maggie Smith over huge men in tight trousers, ads for Bud Light and pompom girls any day. Maybe I really have been here too long.