Loving Downton Abbey

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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7 Responses to Loving Downton Abbey

  1. Lisa says:

    I dont know how much tea I can take, I think I need a coffee.

  2. Lovely to read your blog while having scones and tea. 😉

  3. Pam Binder says:

    Had to make another cup of tea after reading your blog. LOVE your blog!

  4. Ravak says:

    I am addicted to this show!!! I watched so many in a row that I have myself a headache! Now impatiently waiting for the next season 🙂

  5. Thanks for the tip. Count me in on the chintz and rose upholstered bandwagon.

  6. tedhenkle says:

    Another BBC show worth watching is “Sherlock.” It’s Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century UK. I can’t recommend it enough! Welcome to the blogosphere Tara! Best wishes to you always.

  7. J.D. Sullivan says:

    Yeah Maggie Smith, the snarkier the better. I’ll have to check this out.

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