Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is a great D word because it's delightful and despairing at the same time.


Lady Mary finally finds true love with Matthew; Matthew dies in season three.

Edith finds love; Edith gets abandoned at the altar.

Sybil and Branson find true love with each other; Sybil dies in child birth.

Anna and Bates find true love in each other; Bates is jailed for killing his ex-wife.

Bates is freed!  Marries Anna!  Anna is sexually assaulted, and Bates is suspected of killing Anna's abuser.

O'Brien leaves, yeah!  Thomas stays, boo!

Edith is pregnant; her beau disappears, and she gives the baby away.

The theme song to DA is great; the opening scene of the dog's behind waddling across the lawn is not.

Do you watch Downton?  Do you find it delightful or despairing?


Andrea said...

I did not watch it, but felt like I should have. I do not get first crack at the dvr schedule here...lol

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love Downton Abby and anxiously await the next season!!!

Cathy said...

I watched the first 2 seasons and then seemed to lose interest.

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

I don't watch that show (I watch very little TV) but everyone who talks about it, loves it. I am sure that I would, too. I've always liked Maggie Smith...she's my aunt...well, not THAT Maggie Smith. lolz

I might try to catch it one day.

Mari said...

I love Downton Abby! It would be nice to see a little happiness there, though!

Michelle said...

I started watching it because a co-worker was desperate to have someone at the office to rehash the show together. I'm glad I did, I like it!

Unknown said...

Loved it up until all the killing off of all the good peeps. But I still watch it anyway. It's like chips you can't watch just one :)

~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

My father in law loves this show but I've never watched an episode. It feels like I'd be too far behind now, do you think so?

Sharon Himsl said...

Yes, a wonderful series. Just wish they hadn't dropped it from Netflix. I'm waiting for old re-runs :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I. LOVE Downton Abbey!!! I really want Branson and Mary to get married because it would just help everything. So of course they won't. We're probably going to find out that Edith's love is a double agent or something. Lord Grantham is my favorite; Cora is the weak link in the whole cast, and personally I love the dog butt at the beginning. I think it's one more of those clever Julian Fellowes things.

Sue Elvis said...


I can't read your post in case you give away any secrets. I am still watching the first series! I can see from the number of comments Downton Abbey is very popular. I should get out my DVD and continue watching. I'd better go read your last post instead!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

I'm not so in love with it as I started out. Last summer I watched ALL the seasons and couldn't wait for it this year. Then I was heartbroken of course after Matthew but then what happened to Anna. I didn't watch it for weeks. The only reason I watched the rest of the episodes is because someone said it would get better. It did. My favorite characters to watch together in a scene are Matthew's mom and Lady Grantham. Their bickering cracks me up and the sarcasm!

betty said...

I have never watched this series, but my sister/family love it.