Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Downton Abbey



Have you seen the show Downton Abbey?  It's a classic upstairs/downstairs British period drama from the BBC.  The cast is amazing (Maggie Smith!) the sets and costumes gorgeous, and the period facinating.  They just put in electricity and installed a phone and women are starting to wear (ridiculous) pants and fighting for the right to vote.   

Thanks to Chiara, I am totally addicted.  Only bad bad thing is there were only 7 episodes in the first season, I've watched them all and the second season hasn't come out yet.  Torture!

It airs on PBS in the States, but you can watch it on Netflix too.

9 comments:

Kris said...

Oh god Maggie Smith... what a gem!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I absolutely need to start watching this. I'll have to find out when it's on PBS in my area, then I'm hitting the record button!

la petite coquine said...

Hello, latest Netflix addition! Can't wait to start watching, but I'll try and pace myself!

{lovely little things} said...

I hadn't heard of it but it sounds really interesting!

AbbieBabble said...

Oh, I'm obsessed. It's so good. I can't wait for them to make more episodes!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

Had never heard of this, but now I will have to watch ~ looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

Val said...

Thanks for the tip; I've just added this to my Netflix queue!

chiara said...

oh gosh, I just heard that they were not making anymore. i'm crying. for reals. well, at least I have "Million Dollar Decorator" to look forward to (on Bravo) (starts in April).

abigail said...

what?!?! no!!! I thought they were going to film a second season this summer. stupid BBC.

PBS is airing a remake of Upstairs/Downstairs starting next week that might soften the blow.