Downton Abbey

I’m sitting here and waiting for the second season of a show that hit our shores last year on my local WTTW Chanel by the name of ‘Downton Abbey’. I am such a sucker for anything History in general and English in particular. I swear in my past life (if you believe in those) I must have been born English!

Well, I loved this Masterpiece Theater show so much that I thought to let some of you that haven’t heard of it, know that the second season is upon us in about 23 minutes.

The show is set in Edwardian Era, following the lives of the aristocratic family and their servants. It reminds me a lot of ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ from years ago.

The series is created by Julian Fellows (Gosford Park), starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, and Elizabeth McGovern. Last year it brought itself six Emmy Awards out of twelve nominations, and one of them went to Dame Maggie Smith (the mother of my Muse Toby Stephens) and I couldn’t be happier for her and the show.

The rumor is that the show is one of the most expensive ones ever produced (and I do believe it) and the reason for the short season (it consists of only four episodes per).

Trailer for the first Season:


Season Two Trailer:


By the way, the show is filmed at Highclere Castle and the place is breathtaking.

Instead of me telling you how good the show is, why don’t you check it out for yourselves?

Here is the link to ALL of its EIGHT episodes (both seasons) and a Christmas Special. ENJOY!