Jun 14, 2011
I think I might be a Brit trapped in an American’s body.
At least that’s what their television and movies make me feel.
Last week I devoured all 7 seven episodes of Downton Abbey.
[photo via The Adventures of Tartanscot]
I can’t believe I didn’t know this mini-series existed until now.
The story begins in 1912, right as the aristocratic British family (the Granthams) is receiving news that the Titanic has gone down. It follows their life and times as they live through uncertain family futures, scandal, and political unrest (as WWI approaches).
I’m not sure I’d love to be at either end of the spectrum of society dramatized in this series (aristocrats and servants), but there’s something so romantic about it 100 years later (and 100 years removed from the reality). But one thing I can tell you about without spoiling the plot is that they eventually get a telephone installed in the house and it’s super funny and cute!
You know you’ve been watching too much British television when you start doing your own inner monologue with a British accent. It was baaaad, friends. But I seriously want to watch it all over again! The costumes, the acting, the scenery, the accents…swoon.
I might have to buy the DVDs so if they ever take it off of Netflix streaming, I’m insured.
I’ve also been googling like a mad dog to find out when season 2 is set to come across the pond. The last thing I read was January 2012. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
Oh you British people, you have no idea how good you have it, getting to watch it months before me!
What’s your favorite British TV show or movie?