Have you been watching Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classics (Sunday nights)? Oh my. I hope so. This show is so good. Since my last series, The Sisters of Bethlehem Springs, is set just a few years after Downton Abbey (which opens in 1912), I feel right at home in the story. Here's the blurb from Netflix:
Exposing the snobbery, backbiting and machinations of a disappearing class system, this seven-part British series chronicles the comings and goings of the upper-crust Crawley family and their assorted servants. Ensconced in their stately manor, the Crawleys delight in their aristocratic life — until the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 muddles their line of inheritance. Maggie Smith plays the sneering Dowager Countess of Grantham.
Maggie Smith is absolutely terrific. Such a snob!!!!!!! Bravo, Maggie. You've given me a character I love to hate, that's for sure. Actually, I'm loving all of the performances. Great cast.
If you've missed it on Masterpiece Classics, rent Downton Abbey from Netflix. It's available now.
I have a sneaking suspicion that Downton Abbey is going to find its way into my DVD collection, to be watched over and over like Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensabilities and quite a few other favorites.
What movies or series can you see over and over again and love it every time?