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.