I’m more of a British television fan than I give myself credit for. I like Doctor Who and will watch any Pride and Prejudice movie, always loving Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. However, Downton Abbey takes the cake. I can’t say how much fun I have watching this show. Not only is it a time piece (I’m a sucker for all those Marie Antoinette types, very excited to watch Anna Karina) but the characters are great and the quips are hilarious! Plus anything with Maggie Smith has to be nothing less than amazing.
Season 3 just aired the finale and it was a heart wrencher. Usually each episode has its ups and downs, but this was a huge down! But I won’t give anything away.
What’s great about this show is that it gives a great view of both the upstairs society and the downstairs society and how their statuses change and evolve through the early 1900’s. The first episode starts with the Abbey in a predicament after their next heir dies with the sinking of the Titanic.
The first two seasons are available on Hulu and PBS has the third. So catch up if you haven’t!