Costuming, acting, are quite good, I saw my first episode. I am looking forwards to the interaction within the village and how the Peers are regarded by the locals. Much is made of those people dependent on the Abbeys family owners, but I am looking for more relationships with the townsmen. Upstairs Downstairs was a smaller rendition of the role of women, class separation, during the pre WWII era, That gave an eye to life in prewar Britain. I compare it similarly, however life in Manorial England on a grander scale than the Urban life in reach of Buckingham Palace. As a descendent of a Norfolk family of Blickling fame, it does give some credence to the class distinctions I am familiar with of the period. I do wish there were more reviews in your Yahoo users guide of what current Brits feel about the program and its impact on their current society as overrun with third worlders as it is today.
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 …