Tonight is the night in the United States where we say farewell to Downton Abbey. It will be a emotional night for many fans around the country. The notion that a drama about a British aristocratic family from the early 20th century would be wildly popular sounds crazy but here we are. Millions of fans around the world have embraced the Crawley family and their downstairs staff as one of their own. I am an Anglophile so this show has a instant soft spot in my heart.
My favorite characters are Robert, Earl of Grantham and Mr. Carson, his butler. They are two men who are the heart and soul of the show. Both of them are responsible for the world’s in which they command.
I will miss Mrs. Patmore, Daisy, Anna and John Bates along with Edith and Violet. So many of these people have inspired and infuriated at the same time.
Downton Abbey, thank you for providing people around the world some quality family drama that we will treasure forever.
Come 9:00 PM, I will be watching on my local public TV station WTCI in Chattanooga.