You guys, I gave in.
This weekend I started Season 1 of Downton Abbey on Netflix. I finished it this weekend too.
I was feeling left out. It seemed like EVERYBODY I know is watching this show. I was wondering what I was missing. So, while I’m waiting for Season 4 of White Collar to come on Netflix I decided to start Downton. (Does anybody else ever feel like you break up with characters of a TV show when a season ends? I keep wondering what they are doing and I internet stalk the characters to see if I can find anything out about them. It is a problem. I digress.)
Anyway, I was 2 episodes in and I didn’t get it. What is the thrill? What is this cult following of this show? I posted something on facebook and most people said to give it through season one and I’ll be hooked. They were right! It was really funny – one of my facebook friends said, “the thing about Downton Abbey is it is basically a soap opera with a bigger vocabulary and fancier clothes.” I think she is exactly right! I think, though, that the clothes is one of the things I really like about the show – you just don’t see that every day!
I now need to find where I can watch season 2. It isn’t on Netflix and I don’t have hulu plus….although I hear a rumor you can do a month free trial, so I might have to try that.
So here’s my question – why do YOU like the show? The drama? The class system? (I find the class system FASCINATING.) The clothes? I’d love to hear! (And convince Jen to start watching it once she gets over jet lag from being in Europe!)