Thursday, September 13, 2012

Things I Love Thursday: Downton, of course!

I'm going to just lay my cards out on the table, and expose my deep love and obsession for the brilliant British television series, Downton Abbey. This is precisely why I don't like getting involved in a television series,  I become too emotionally bonded with the characters and can barely stand to live outside the fictional world, that some know as reality. I'm the same way when it comes to a good novel... aren't we all? 

My current status on the show is, I plan to finish season 1 tonight (Instant on Netflix!). I've persuaded my husband to start watching because I'm in absolute agony not being able to talk about the show. He's way behind me and I want to start the second season with him, so I may have to wait until next week for season 2. My favorite character? I probably can't choose, I love them all, but I went with a Mary theme for tonight's post because I can't wait to see how her character develops. Who's your favorite Downton Character, and what do you love about the show?? I must know! (but no spoilers please) 

and the paper dolls! 


  1. Oh man, I CAN'T WAIT for the the next season! I watched the first seasons in like a week I was so excited about it. I will have to re-watch to get ready for the next one :)

  2. I love them all, but the Maggie Smith character has to be at the top. I can't wait for season 3.

  3. I too LOVE this PBS Masterpiece. I too love almost all the characters. Here's a link to Maggie Smith's top 10 quotes starting with "What is a weekend?"

    I just checked out the DVD from the local library and it has some great extras on it. Are they showing any specials this fall or reshowing the Christmas show. It is great! So glad you shared your enthusiasm for Downton Abbey!

  4. Oh I LOVE Downton Abbey! Seriously Love, Love, Love!
    I thoroughly believe that I was born in the wrong century!
    When the 2nd season came out I couldn't wait for it to air in Denmark ( which is years away with airing everything..) so I bought it online. Now I'm eagerly awaiting season 3!
    I love seing the different clothes and hairstyles and am forever in awe of Mary's hair who is also my favorite character. Apart from her, Maggie Smith has me in stitches every time! "What's a weekend" is just class! Have you seen "A room with a view"? She's brilliant in it and it's such a funny film! ( Although visually a bit dated)
    I've been inspired to see Downton again and think I may watch a few episodes this weekend, especially since today looks like it will be the first proper autumn day over here with the rain lashing down!
    Have a great weekend!