#268 Downton Abbey

By November 9, 2013 No Comments

So I’ve just finished Season 2 of Downton Abbey! I should say that I’m not really big on television or TV. I haven’t had TV in years and don’t really care too much for it. But every once in a while I find a series that I fall in love with and for me that is currently Downton Abbey. I’d heard so much about this for years, but I only recently got into it.

If you’ve only heard of the show but dont know much about it, it is an account of 20th Century England through the eyes of the Crawleys – a very well-off, upper class family. They are a very likeable group of people, but their lifestyle and way of thinking are in stark contrast to that of their maids, cooks, and lower-class staff that live downstairs.  The series does a really great job portraying the difference in social class between both worlds; and it does an excellent job referencing historically significant moments and working them into the storyline (i.e. WW1, the creation of electricity, introduction of new inventions, and more) over of the course of the early 20th century. It’s soooooo good!

So in today’s post I’m giving a shoutout to all the people (probably hundreds) of writers, directors, producers, stage hands, costume designers, and makeup artists that make this program possible. It is executed with excellence and every time I watch it I can’t help but appreciate the behind-the-scenes people more than the actors.  It’s just so well done! I highly recommend it for any history buff, hopeless romantic, or anyone who likes good drama :)