Like much of the country, I am enthralled by the drama, costumes, scenery and characters of Downton Abbey. I waited and waited for Season 2 to come to Netflix, but it never did. I was determined to find a way to watch it, before I started watching the new season and am happy to say thanks to Amazon and now the PBS app for my iPad, I am caught up and immersed in 1920's England, once again.
The post war era will be fascinating, as inevitable change comes to the Grantham family. After Lady Edith's latest heartbreak, I am interested to see how she will make her way and wonder if the changing roles for women will affect her the most. Many do not like her character, but I find her the most interesting, in her role as the middle and not quite attractive daughter. She fights for any bit of attention and when rewarded, her change in demeanor is remarkable.
My all time favorite English drama is the movie Sense and Sensibility. It is another story of three sisters, similar to Downtown Abbey, in many ways. The scene where Marianne and Edward Ferrars realize they are in love, is amazing and memorable. I have watched this movie many times and always find something new to see.
Other favorites include Becoming Jane, Emma, and Pride and Predjudice; both the newer movie, as well as the mini series with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy ( the best Mr. Darcy by far). If you love Downton Abbey and have not seen these, I would recommend watching them when you have a chance. Curl up on the couch this winter with a blanket and a cup of tea and enjoy the romance of a wonderful English drama.
Have a great day and tell me - do you love these movies too?
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