Downton Abbey is one of the finest family dramas on both sides of the Atlantic. The intrepid Crawley family returns to the big screen in the continuation of their story. Like most families things change, times change, and people change. New opportunities for the family bring the past and the present to meet the future. As a fan of the TV series, I have found the movies to be quite good.
This movie does some great fan service while adding some new twists that tell a new story. We see lots of our favorite friends along with some new faces. I think you can appreciate this as a stand-alone film but it does help to see some of the TV series for helpful context.
Julian Fellowes is a terrific writer and you won’t be disappointed in this New Era of the story of Robert, Cora, and their children.
I support PBS/Public Media in America because like many in this country were raised on it. We need this service available to ALL Americans. The 2019 budget does not include funding for public media. It’s a vital and necessary resource to provide quality instructive Television to everyone.
These blokes return to TV (PBS-TV at 9:00 PM Eastern in the USA) on New Years Day. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have another series/season of mystery and drama to discover. This is a wildly popular show that has taken the world by storm. Arthur Conan Doyle would like this adaptation of his iconic mystery detective series. Let’s see what happens in the premiere tonight.
One of my favorite shows with one of my favorite actors says farewell tonight. It’s the series finale of Mr. Selfridge on PBS. Jeremy Piven is a great actor and has done a great job in this role of the historic and iconic department store magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge. The show airs originally in the UK on ITV.
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.
I am getting emotional thinking about tomorrow being the final episode of Downton Abbey. I love everything about this series and I am sad to see it go. The Crawley family has been a part of millions of adoring fans around the world. I will be blogging more about the finale from now until tomorrow after it is all said and done.
Tonight we begin our sad farewell to this amazing series. It’s amazing how a British family drama set in the early part of the 20th century has captured the imagination of viewers across the globe. For those of us in the United States we will see it on PBS stations across the country like WTCI here in Chattanooga. I have avoided as many spoilers as possible and I am looking forward to having the final series unfold.