With Season two of the highly praised PBS clone of “Upstairs/Downstairs” coming in January, it was time to catch up. By the time I’d heard about the “Downton Abbey” series’ first season, it was gone. But I found the three disk DVD set in the library, and watched them all on one rainy day. Now I’m ready for more of Maggie Smith’s clever quips as the Dowager Countess…
“I couldn’t have electricity in the house. I wouldn’t sleep a wink. All those vapors floating about.”
PBS is beginning the weekly airings again Sunday nights in December, but it will be easier to watch those reruns now that I know the resolution to the cliffhanger at the end of each.
Season 2 cannot come soon enough – I can’t wait to see if Lady Mary will finally marry, and what William will do to sabotage the war effort. At last, a soap opera with class.
- Downton Abbey poised for return (bbc.co.uk)