Tweets about Downton Abbey flooded Twitter this past year, and I felt like I was missing out on something awesome. So, when my hubby and I finished watching every episode of Bones, Castle, and The Mentalist that Netflix has at this time, I suggested switching genres.
Gwynly loves mysteries, adventure, and action. Me? I’m all about romance, especially period pieces.
I convinced my guy to give Downton Abbey a go by casually mentioning that it’s set in England. With his love of classic British sports cars (he owns one) and his interest in the country’s history, he was willing to give the show a try, thereby scoring major understanding hubby points.
Guess what? We’re enjoying Downton Abbey because it has elements we both like.
We’ve only seen the first four episodes, but we are getting to know the huge cast of characters, and, between us, can name all of them now. We’re eager for good things to happen to some of the characters and for others to get what’s coming to them.
The story is rich and complex, with interesting new twists introduced often. The costumes are exquisite, the setting awe-inspiring, and the accents divine.
I’m thoroughly hooked and have to force myself not to slip the DVD into the player and watch the next episode before Gwynly gets home. I’ve been good—so far.
Are you a fan of Downton Abbey? Without spoilers, what do you like about the show?