Have you heard the buzz about the British drama, Downton Abbey? The second season started recently and I keep hearing how amazing it is. In fact, I recently asked a friend if she had ever seen it and she became giddy (truly giddy) with excitement.
From what I can gather, it has all the qualities of a juicy, but well-written soap opera. Set in early twentieth century England, the show has gossip, manipulation, forbidden love, and tensions between the servants and the aristocratic Crawley family who live in Downton Abbey.
Two reasons why I might give the show a try are the actress Maggie Smith:
and the amazing period costumes:
If you’re a fan, what else makes this show addictive? I’ve been trying to cut down on my tv watching so I want to know if this show lives up to the hype. If it’s truly great then I don’t mind becoming hooked. I just hope Bravo doesn’t catch wind of its popularity, cuz then you know what will happen. Yep, The Real Housewives of post-Edwardian England.