Downton Abbey

Being a huge fan of anything British, it was no surprise that when I discovered Downton Abbey I was hooked. I burned through all seven episodes on Netflix in two days, and am glad to hear that the next season is being filmed right now. This show far surpasses anything on television (yes, even Mad Men!) with quality of writing and production. Even if you are usually bored by the whole "upstairs downstairs" genre, this series will alter your opinion. Please check it out, and if you already love it let me know. If I had the ability to time travel, with money being no object, 1912-era upper-crusty Britain would be my first destination, either upstairs or down.


  1. I loved it too.

    Now add these UK series to your queue...
    Doc Martin (5 stars), Monarch Of The Glen (3 1/2 stars) I am all finished with American TV. I canceled my cable and now watch quality UK made series.

  2. I flipped out over Downton Abbey and was thrilled when it was over to hear that Season 2 is in production!! I heard that there will be 8 more episodes to this story!! Did you see the first Episode of Upstairs,Downstairs on PBS this past weekend? It was wonderful!!! I am like Catherine. 95% of my Netflix rentals are Foreign films. I have a hard time with most American programs!

  3. Funny you should mention Doc Martin. My husband got a recommendation to watch that show and has gotten hooked on it. I have yet to watch it, but it's in our instant queue. I have also been watching Inspector Lewis (love Laurence Fox!) and streaming A Touch of Frost in episode order. British shows are so great to have on while I am in the studio, because even if my eyes aren't on it the accents are fantastic to listen to.

  4. Ooooooh YES! I love a Touch of Frost. What a wonderful series that is. I watch it a lot in my instant queue.

    Don't forget Ballykissangel. That is great.

  5. I had left a comment but it did not go through. Now I have to start all over again. I was saying that I love British television. My favourite comedy is Keeping Up Appearances. I get my fix every Thursday night. As for Downtown Abbey, thank you so much for introducing me to this series. I have never heard of it. I must look into this as I know that I would love it. A long time ago, when Upstairs, Downstairs was on, I could not get enough of it and I was so sorry when it was cancelled.

    I have read many time travel books. I must say that if I did time travel, I would like to be able to return at will for certain things and then go back. I love the comforts of this era but the romance and adventure of the days of the dark ages, the Victorian era, the Georgian era and the Edwardian one.

    I only know of one time travel movie and that is The Love Letter. I recommend it. I saw it on television once and taped it. It's a keeper. Sorry for the long post.

  6. Lucille, check out the movie Somewhere In Time, with Jane Seymour and Christopher Reeve. It is a wonderful time-travel romance that was filmed on Michigan's Mackinaw Island. We went there on our honeymoon, and saw the film in the theater at Mission Point where they filmed the theater scenes.
    Catherine, I've never seen Ballykissangel. I'll have to look it up.

  7. Thanks a million, Alessandra. I will check it out. I've decided to get Netflix. They should make more time travel movies.


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