Downton Abbey is a PBS Masterpiece period drama that has been getting some buzz and it fully deserves it. The cast is fabulous, the costumes and sets are gorgeous, and the story complex and gripping (set at the sinking of the Titanic and the beginning of the fight for women's rights). The characters are well written and multi-faceted. One fun aspect is the contrast between life upstairs and downstairs (family and servants).
The four full 90-minute episodes will remain available on the PBS website through the 22nd of this month, and filming of season 2 begins in March.
Here's some pretty to entice you:
Plus: MAGGIE SMITH. It can't be denied. She's fabulous. Love it.