Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Best Show on T.V.-Downton Abbey

Watch it.  It's amazing.  Right up there with Mad Men.

I don't even know where to start about it.  It takes place in England (swoon!) immediately preceding WWI.  The show follows both the upstairs, gentry, of a great house, Downton, and the downstairs, the servants.  And all of the interactions.

This time in history was the end of the gentrification in England and the beginning of socialism.  Oh the tension!

And then there's the romance.  So refined, so controlled.  There is something so exciting about love restrained. Am I right?  It's positively scintillating.

If you have Netflix, do yourself a favor and start watching Season 1.  And then catch Season 2 on Sundays on PBS.  You will thank me.  I accept hugs, gifts and cash.

1 comment:

chandy said...

I just started watching it this week... I'm only one episode in on the first season, and I love it already! Even though I've been watching it on my tiny little iphone screen at the gym, I'm really enjoying the dialogue.

There are just so many great tv shows out right now. We are currently hooked on Justified, so I highly recommend you add that one to your netflix queue!