Since Downton Abbey has been on for two seasons already, I'm clearly behind the rest of the fans who can't live without knowing what is going on inside the walls of the real life Highclere Castle. I've had the series on my Amazon watchlist for a looooong time, but just never got around to watching it. After seeing several of my friends talking (and talking and talking) about it on Facebook, I knew it was time to get started.
I watched both seasons in less than 48 hours. Every minute was thrilling for me - the clothes, the accents, the Crawleys who live in the house, the staff who serves the house, the house itself, even the theme song. I love all the Crawley girls; the wallflower middle daughter Lady Edith, the center of attention and always elegant oldest daughter Lady Mary, and the ambitious and beautiful youngest daughter, Lady Sybil.
There are so many characters I like, it's almost hard to choose a favorite. I love Mr. Bates, and find him very appealing and quite handsome, but I think my favorite character has got to be Granny, formally known as The Dowager Countess of Grantham. She has some of the best lines in the series, and is definitely someone you'd want to sit next to at a dinner party. And her facial expressions alone could win her awards.
Season 3 has begun here in the states on PBS, but has already played in full over in the UK. And because of people like this, I can sit down and watch the entire series in one sitting if I want, without having to endure the torture of waiting to see it weekly.
Seven days is too long to be without some Downton.
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2012: There Are No Prison Blues If You Have Naan
2011: Now I’m No Longer Alone
2010: Rings Of Spring
2009: Map Schmap
2008: A Willow Weeps In Arizona
2007: Double Team
2006: Turning One Million
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!