Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classic

I’ve been waiting for DOWNTON ABBEY since the summer, and I have to tell you it was well worth the wait. If you enjoyed the Jane Austin MASTERPIECE CLASSIC specials a few years ago, you’re going to love this one!

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey starts 9pm, Sunday on WOSU TV.

Downton Abbey is an Edwardian country house owned by the noble Grantham family. When the Titanic goes down in 1912 the family and their servants futures are turned upside down.

DOWNTON ABBEY was created by writer Julian Fellowes who did Gosford Park, but I think this creation is ten times better than Gosford Park. There is a good balance between the family upstairs and the servants downstairs. You really get to know both sides of the house and as a consequence are drawn into the entire drama. The acting is superb, and the costumes and scenery are fantastic. It’s no wonder it was a instant hit when it first premiered in Great Britain.

I’ve already seen the entire series, but I’ll be watching again on Sunday and I hope you will be too.

Stacia H.