A Return to Downton Abbey
Like the millions of people who tuned in year after year to catch up with the Crawley’s, I find myself missing the great house this time of year.
Odd, since in the US the series ran starting in January – long after the U.K. had visited and moved on for the season.
Somehow, though, Christmas is the time I get a bit wistful to see Branson, Lady Mary, and all the other occupants of the house and grounds, not to mention the neighboring village.
There is something serene about the place. Comfortable even in those rooms full of gilt, silk and deep carpets.
If you are a viewer of YouTube, you can see some of the DVD extras that talk about back stories and settings and characters. For me, who does not own the DVDs, it is an interesting addition to the fond memories I have of the series.
To be honest, it makes me want to brew a cuppa and settle down in front of the telly with Amazon Video to dive in. The entire series is there, waiting.
I am hearing bits about the new movie that is coming next year. To be honest, I’ve not paid any attention if only to preserve some of my sanity. There is something about the anticipation that keeps things on an even keel.
Join me, won’t you? Settle back and dive in to watch all or part of the series. Remember the joys and the sorrows and the amazing holidays at Downton Abbey