26 January 2012

"No one wants to kiss a girl in black"

I am completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Really and truly. I watched the entire first series on the one and only snowy day we've had this year only moving from the couch between episodes. Downton is just the kind of entertainment I love; understated drama, smoldering suffering and delicious British accents. The interaction between the servants and the served is fascinating to watch, early 20th Century setting makes for timely plot twists and gorgeous costumes. Oh the costumes!
Romantic twists for everyone! I love how honest Lord Grantham is about the early days of his marriage with Cora (spoiler alert), and admits he only married her for her money and then they fell in love. In that order.
And Bate's! A middle aged, average looking and disabled and he's the romantic hero with honor, pride and humility. I CAN NOT wait to see how it pans out with Anna (I already know because I looked it up on Wikipedia but I want to SEE it).
Have I mentioned the costumes? They are so authentic and true to the time period (please note that my expertise is directly based what I saw in James Cameron's Titanic which BTW is coming out in 3-D soon *yay*). In the last screencap you can see the purple and striped dress that Mary wears that I'm completely obsessed with. I love the directions the stripes point in, especially on the sleeves, the lace collar and the perfect colors. Its become my dream dress.
On another note, I love watching Maggie Smith dish out her biting tidbits of wisdom. The show is worth watching for these alone.
Screencaps from here

16 comments

  1. Gah, I LOVE Downton Abbey! Maggie Smith is the best in it. And the costumes...don't even get me started. Have you watched the second season yet? Me and my mom are watching it here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/season2.html
    So far it's amazing, and it just keeps getting better. And the costumes are starting to become evolve into the 20's styles, and it's so fun seeing little bits of flapper-esque fashions on the female characters.

    xo
    Maria Elyse
    www.uneasyimpressions.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh! And I am also SUPER OBSESSED with that striped dress of Mary's, too!! Isn't it just the most gorgeous, charming, beautiful thing ever? I first saw it a year ago and I still can't get over it.

    xo
    Maria Elyse

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  3. UGH I know how you feel! I began watching Downton in Dec, and completely fell in love with it! (way more than I thought I would too!) I am in love with Gwen <3_<3

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  4. Downton Abbey is the best. Such a wonderful show with plenty of style inspiration. I always look forward to new seasons of  Masterpiece theater, plus I like how you can watch a lot of them on Netflix now. Did you ever watch Manor House? That was one reality show I would participate in. 

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  5. I'm excited for Titanic in 3D too. :) 

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  6. Sweet Harvest MoonJanuary 27, 2012 at 6:51 AM

    I love this so much!
    Oh, and very excited for Titanic too ;)

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  7. Just finished the first series! Now I need to somehow get caught up on the second one, because I am completely obsessed. Maggie Smith's quips absolutely kill me and the costumes are to die for.

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  8. I love how funny you are and I NEED to watch this show! it's insanely high on my to watch list. I bet my mum'd love to see it too, she is obsessed with period drama :-D aren't all mums?

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  9. We just devoured the first season but haven't seen anything from season 2! Maggie Smith is the greatest, the whole show is just amazing.

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  10. I've always loved TV costumes, especially when they are as nice as this. I really need to watch Downton Abbey at some point. xxx

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  11. I'm with you! It shows from 9-10 here (MST), and it's the ONLY show that I'm willing to stay up past my bedtime for. (I'm a teacher and have to wake up at 5:20 in the a.m.) so wonderfu!

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  12. polkadotsandsparklesJanuary 30, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    I watched everything i could about three weeks ago! I became hooked.

    Have you seen the S&*t the Dowager Countess says video on youtube? It's all her best moments.

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  13. I really need to watch this show, I have heard nothing but great things about it!

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