Marla Tomazin
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Marla's Favorites: Great Entertainment

Downton Abbey
Everyone is talking about Downton Abbey, which has mesmerized viewers on both sides of the Atlantic—and I’m no exception. The third season just started on PBS, and in my opinion, it’s well worth spending an entire Saturday on the couch catching up if you haven’t seen the first two seasons. The show follows an aristocratic British family and their servants as they are impacted by events including the sinking of the Titanic, World War I, and more.

I love the show because it gives you a fascinating glimpse into the lives of people in a very different time and place, while remaining very relatable. The writing is incredible, and the costumes and sets are gorgeous. Before long, you’ll feel like you know the people who live in Downton Abbey—both upstairs and downstairs—and you’ll be cheering on your favorite characters through their obstacles and triumphs. Once you start watching, you won’t be able to pull yourself away…and you may find yourself wanting to plan a trip to England.

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Get hooked on Homeland. After recently sweeping the Emmys, everyone is talking about the new hit show Homeland, and Tomazin is no exception. The second season just started, and according to Marla, it’s well worth spending an entire Saturday on the couch catching up to the current episode. Carrie Mathison, played by Claire Danes, is a CIA officer who is worried that a Marine who was missing in Iraq for eight years is planning a terrorist attack against America.

“I love the show because it’s current; it’s about war and what might be going on behind the scenes,” she says. “The writing is incredible. It has you on the edge of your seat the whole time, and there are unbelievable twists that you never expect. You can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next. Once you start watching, you won’t be able to pull yourself away.”

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The Time in Between
Get lost in a fantastic book. When life gets hectic, diving into a good story can give you the respite you need. If you’re wondering what should be next on your reading list, I recommend The Time in Between by Maria Duenas. It’s the story of a courageous Spanish seamstress who becomes an undercover Allied spy during World War II. It’s clever and full of suspense. My book group recently read it, and we all loved it. If you’re anything like me, you won’t want to put The Time in Between down.

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If you want to get lost in more great books, put these titles on your to-be-read list:

The Goldfinch

The Invention of Wings

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Me Before You


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