With many tears of sadness, the British TV show, Downton Abbey began airing its sixth and final season, with it finally reaching the U.S. on PBS this January. For those of you unfamiliar with Downton, the TV show is a period drama about the aristocratic Crawley family and the lives of their servants, who live in the lower level of their estate, Downton Abbey. The show takes place in Yorkshire, England, and begins the day after the sinking of the Titanic, proceeding through the early 20th century. The story lines show how historic British and world events affect the lives of the Downton residents and British social hierarchy. Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, leaves no ounce of drama out of this captivating TV show.
If you like history, drama, romance, an aesthetically pleasing TV show, snappy one-liners from Maggie Smith, and British accents, then Downton Abbey is the show for you. Luckily at Media Services, we have the first five seasons ready for you to check out and binge watch before season six ends, and the lives of our beloved characters are only left to our imagination.
The Dowager Countess, Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith), suggests starting a little faster.
*Listing of Downton Abbey DVDs at Media Services: http://www.iucat.iu.edu/?f%5Bformat%5D%5B%5D=DVD%2C+Videodisc&f%5Blibrary_facet%5D%5B%5D=Bloomington+-+Herman+B+Wells+Library&highlight=n&q=Downton+Abbey&search_field=title