I love following the Grantham family saga. It so refreshing to see even today's topics discussed and dealt with in a way that is not offense. The differences of the upper and lower classes is very revealing while at the same time shows that there are caring people that do not look down their noses but actually are concerned about their employees. So many of us think that we are too good to be a servant. Some one always has to be in that role.The servants at Downtown Abbey know that they have it as good as it gets. This is revealed in the finale where the family goes to visit a relative. Even the Grantham s see how good they really have it. Lord Grantham's revelation of just what Matthew is trying to accomplish comes full circle and his gracious acceptance is humbling.Matthews death was a shocking event but now I can not wait to see what happens with Tom. Will he take Matthews place or will he end up back in Ireland? I never miss an episode. Even though I also like Upstairs Downstairs Downtown Abbey is my all time favorite. Fantastic story line, plots, grief, sadness, happiness even a little comedy: it has it all.
About The Show
Downton Abby - a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire landscape - needs an heir. After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Grantham is faced with the possibility that the house he's loved his whole life might someday belong to a distant cousin he's never met. But before he can worry about that he must deal with his scandalous daughter, Lady Mary - considered by many to be the rightful heir to Downton. Even the staff has opinions on the family's affairs. And while most are devoted to those they serve, there are others whose selfishness and scheming do more than simply disrupt the well-oiled inner workings of the estate. As the servants' mischief escalates, even the most faithful employees begin to imagine a different life.
Downton Abby - a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion and park nestled in the lush North Yorkshire landscape - needs an heir. After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Grantham is faced with …