I’m obsessed with Downton Abbey. It’s a Masterpiece series set on a fictional estate in Yorkshire, England in 1912, and the opening scene revolves around the sinking of the Titanic. I realize that many people have already jumped on this chintz and rose upholstered bandwagon, but I’m a little slow when it comes to finding television shows that can make a believer out of me. Now all I want to do is sip tea from china cups and eat crumpets and stare aimlessly out the windows and ring for my lady’s maid. It’s like I’ve been drugged. I watched the first season on Netflix in a matter of days, staying up until three o’clock in the morning because I just had to get one. . more. . . hit. This show is fantastic. I don’t think I’ve felt this “swoony” about a British television series since Pride & Prejudice with Collin Firth. Also, they’ve got Maggie Smith as Lady Grantham, the dowager duchess. Who can resist her delicious snootiness? She steals every scene.
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