The ever so popular British period drama series, Downton Abbey, premieres Sunday night in the US as part of the Masterpiece Classic series on PBS. It was when the series was actually winding down in England, that I began to hear over and over again what a magnificent drama it was, and so I began to watch to see if it would be broadcast again, perhaps even in the US. I was excited to hear that it will be shown on 4 Sunday nights in January beginning this week. The ratings were so high in England that a second season this upcoming fall will air.
The show is centered around the fictional Downton Abbey, the stately home of Earl of Grantham, and it centers around the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants just prior to World War I during the reign of King George V. I hear that Dame Maggie Smith is incredible in her role of Violet Crawley. Hope you'll join me in this journey and let me know what you think!
Photo from The Spectator