Popspotting #192: “Downton Abbey” (Jan. 10, 2012)
It’s a British period drama that’s one of the biggest hits on PBS. But don’t let that discourage you from visiting “Downton Abbey.” Recommended to us by several listeners, most passionately by Greg Marriotti of PixarTalk, we dove into the first season of this series and devoured every minute in time to catch the U.S. premiere of season two on Sunday. We were surprised at how compelling this super stylish and slightly soapy show turned out to be, following the lives of a noble family and the large staff that serves them.
The ensemble cast of”Downton Abbey” includes Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Brendan Coyle, Siobhan Finneran, Rob James-Collier, Thomas Howes, Joanne Froggatt, and Sophie McShera.
Is this new affection for “Masterpiece” one of the biggest indicators yet of our advancing age? Are you a fan of the Earl and Countess of Grantham? Or put out by the sibling rivalry among Mary, Edith and Sybil? Who can’t be charmed by John Bates, or grandma Violet?
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Be sure to take a look at Uptown Downstairs Abbey on youtube.Â It’s a 2-part spoof that was part of BBC Comic Relief Night.Â Very funny!
I haven’t been so excited about a show since LOST!Â I think there are Â
some great similarities … Character Development, Beautiful Â
Music, Beautiful LocationÂ … and there are some huge differences that I find so Â
refreshing…. Fast Moving! Eye candy Costumes ;)Â …. and maybe not such a great difference…the shorter season 🙁
Love you guys!