Set in the fictional Downton Abbey, stately home of the Earl of Grantham, early in the reign of King George V, during the two years prior to the Great War and commencing with news of the sinking of the Titanic, an event that triggers much of the storyline. It follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants.
Simply beautiful to watch. This show is really well written with great characters on both sides of the upstairs/downstairs divide. Some story lines can be a little dull (did anyone really care about who won the village flower show?) but on the whole a very entertaining series.
I held off watching the series for the longest time and went into binge mode once it had concluded. This is one of the best drama series I have ever watched, and I regret not getting caught up in all the excitement throughout.
I love how this show keeps me hooked even when there aren't any worldshifting things happening (like in many of the shows I watch). The characters are very interesting and while the story hasn't as many twists as other shows airing, it is still very interesting and keeps me wanting more. I am sure season 6 will be a satisfying end to a very nice ride.
Downton Abbey's depth and exploration of class schisms in England allows for the growth of an excellent and interesting period drama. It explores social problems of the era as well as a clash between conservative and liberal thought. It also takes a look at the changing political views of the time. Overall, Downton Abbey is here to stay. Its acting, writing, and gorgeous scenery will be more than enough for viewers.
BEST FINALE EVER! all those wonderful characters got resolution in logical manners. I was right about losing an old friend!
The conclusion will be like losing an old friend or ten or twenty...the characters are so varied and delightfully flawed to showcase important issues that are TIMELESS...marriage, children, homosexuality, morals, culture, role of women and servants and aristocracy. It shows us the demeaning situation of working class people in an era that seems all too current.
Acquaint yourself with the fascinating members of the aristocratic Crawley family, the extensive staff that work for them, and witness how personal and historical events affect their lives and the era they live in. The writers of this series are so accomplished that every character is so well defined that it’s impossible to believe they exist only on film. If I had to single out the person that most amuses me, it would have to be Maggie Smith, who literally steals every scene she’s in with her demeanour and wit. The scripts, sets and costumes are all faultless, and the acting is superlative. With beautiful stories ranging from enduring love and friendship, to heartbreak and war, everything is tastefully written and filmed, then served on a silver platter. There are truly no words adequate enough to describe just how wonderful this show is, and what a joy it is to watch. Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the glorious story telling that is Downton Abbey. You may never want to leave.
This is one of the best period dramas on TV! The ensemble has done a fabulous job and although it gets a little dry in a couple of seasons, you are already so engrossed with the characters that you don't mind it. I loved this show and I am glad they ended it when they did; I enjoyed it through-and-through.
Downton Abbey is a really nice show to watch if you want quality British drama. Looking at a number of talented actors, I don't need to say that the acting is amazing. It's also very well filmed, and even though it is a drama, it's still realistic and historically accurate, it's not over the top which I really appreciated. The characters are real, grounded, and the show is funny and heart warming. I just had a blast watching the show!
My friend tried on countless occassions to get me to watch this show. I always refused but one day he put on a couple of episodes for me and when I came home, i binged watched the rest. This is a great show and something I never thought I would watch!