Downton Abbey Review: WWI Infiltrates the Abbey

It's here! The "Season 2 Premiere" of Downton Abbey, a program like no other about people of stature and their household staff. The Crawleys are kind, considerate and compassionate people, genuinely interested in all around them. Their own livelihood, that of their town, their country, their home and their staff are all equally important. That they take nothing for granted is unique in a story of this type and makes them utterly charming.

From the moment Matthew and his mother Isobel stepped foot onto Downton Abbey, I fell in love with them. But I didn't realize how much I cared for Matthew until I saw him on the WWI battlefront in the opening scene. As the third cousin once removed and heir to Downton Abbey, what could have been a painful situation for the family turned into one of mutual respect and admiration as he and his mother, Isobel proved themselves worthy to the task of looking after the Abbey. Read More...


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