The British television series first aired September 2010. I remember zapping through the channels a good while ago when I came across one of the earlier episodes, and within minutes I was hooked! The costumes, the drama, I loved it all! I then wrote down the name of the series, thinking I’d try get a hold of the DVD box set…
More than a year, and a number of awards and nominations, later, I FINALLY got around to purchasing the first season of Downton Abbey. And last night, with a glass of El Coto Rioja within close reach and a woolen, if not the most comfortable, blanket wrapped around me, I couldn’t possibly be more prepared for the aristocratic world of the Crawley family and their servants.
So please prepare yourself for a magnificent journey through the late Edwardian era where you’ll be served a wonderful mix of intrigues, tragedy, arrogance, rich people, poor people, beautiful people, theatrical performances, betrayal, death and romance – you’ll soon find yourself on a upper-class/lower-class roller-coaster ride like no other!