Okay, I was quite late to the party that is Downton Abbey. I kept hearing about it EVERYWHERE. My friend, Jamie, mentioned it to me a few times, and she and I tend to like the same things. So I finally decided to see what all the fuss was about.
The only way to see season 1 was on Netflix. I didn’t want to pay for that because we pay a small fortune for cable (Homeland, anyone?). But you can get a 30-day free trial, and that’s plenty of time to watch the show and then cancel, right?
Season 1 of Downton Abbey is fantastic (and Netflix is awesome, by the way).
What is Downton Abbey About?
Basically, it’s about an earl and his family and all that happens with them in their home called Downton Abbey. It’s also about the servants in the home and all that happens with them. Very, very well done. Great characters, interesting story lines. The costuming is wonderful and there’s some humor.
Maggie Smith (Professor McGonugul in Harry Potter) in particular has some awesome dry one-liners that crack me up.
This show is different from anything I have ever seen or read. I like it a lot.
Will a Guy Like It?
Bert was very, “Uh, no thank you” when I first started to watch it. He just sat in the chair to be near me (sweet, huh?) with his iPad and didn’t pay attention to it. At first. After the second episode, he was all, “Don’t start without me!” So now we watch it together.
We watched Season Two on Hulu Plus and Season Three is available online so you can catch up. Last night was Season 3, Episode 4. The show airs on Sunday nights at 9 pm EST and it’s listed under Masterpiece Calssic, rather than Downton Abbey, if you are searching for it and don’t see it.
If you are a fan, I just came across this spoof of the show about Downtown Arby’s. (It will only make sense if you watch the show,) but it made me chuckle, so I thought I would share it.
So, are you watching? If so, no spoilers for anyone else, but what do you think? Who’s your favorite character, or characters?