1. Great writing:
If you think Downton Abbey is only prim and proper, you're in for a pleasant surprise. It's not afraid to be funny and a bit scandalous too. The story lines are rich, well-thought out and engaging. (Well, except for that amnesia burn-victim and Edith- what was that about?!)
2. Great characters:
The Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) is a hoot.
Love her lines- her sharp barbs and how she speaks her mind. She's funny. Watch below...
Mary- love her. I do. She won me over and even though she can be a bit spoiled, I love her strong will, her passion, and how she speaks her mind. There's more to her than a pretty face.
Lord Grantham- he's a good man, a bit flawed, but a good man and a good father. He's real, and I like him.
Anna and Bates- yes let's put them in there together. They are wonderful- devoted, loyal. They are worth cheering for.
Matthew- handsome, loyal, in love with Mary- he's a keeper.
Mrs. Patmore- don't you love her? She's fiesty and good-hearted.
Lady Edith- I like Edith- I really do. I feel sorry for her and hope they give her something good next season and for heaven's sake someone younger and better than that old guy!
Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes- They run the house in an impeccable manner yet are both big softies.
O'Brien- OK, she's not my favorite but ever since the incident, she seems to be a bit of a better person.
And Thomas- Nobody likes Thomas- he's a weasel, but he is ALWAYS smoking which is funny and over the top at this point.
3. It's beautiful.
The house, the scenery, the costumes, the people- it is all so lovely.
4. The accents.
Seriously - everything sounds better in a British accent.
5. No commercials.
Downton Abbey: It's quite simply the best show I've ever watched. I can hardly wait until season 3 in September!
What did you think of the season finale last night? Did you love it as much as I did?