Friday, January 21, 2011

Downton Abbey, on PBS… the show to watch


The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety.

But change is afoot at Downton — change far surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance threatens to displace the resident Crawley family, in spite of the best efforts of the noble and compassionate Earl, Robert Crawley

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with his American heiress wife, Cora,

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his comically implacable, opinionated mother, Violet...

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and his beautiful, eldest daughter, Mary, intent on charting her own course.

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Reluctantly, the family is forced to welcome its heir apparent, the self-made and proudly modern Matthew Crawley, himself none too happy about the new arrangements.

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As Matthew's bristly relationship with Mary begins to crackle with electricity, hope for the future of Downton's dynasty takes shape.

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When petty jealousies and ambitions grow among the family and the staff, scheming and secrets — both delicious and dangerous — threaten to derail the scramble to preserve Downton Abbey.

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Created and written by Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey offers a spot-on portrait of a vanishing way of life.



Have you been watching ? I am so enjoying every Sunday Night on PBS this January.

If you have missed the beginning I recommend purchasing a copy of the DVD   here  I truly do not think you will be disappointed…….

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