My favorite TV show, Downton Abbey, takes place in the English countryside at the beginning of the 1910s and evolves around the lives of an aristocratic family and their servants in the magnificent setting of the Highclere castle. The abundance of characters belonging to these two opposite classes, offers juicy story lines and intrigues that are just irresistible. The costumes, the mannerism and the events throughout the episodes are so grand and fascinating that one develops a real dependency to the show. With the second season over in February and the third one not beginning until the Fall, the wait is almost unbearable!! What’s going to happen next?* Will Lady Mary and Matthew finally wed? Will Lady Edith find love and fulfillment? What about Lady Sybil? Will she ever come back? Will Mr Bates finally enjoy some peace? Will Thomas change and become a nicer human being? LOL….Although I have affection for most of the characters, my favorite one is the witty Dowager Countess Grantham played by the amazing Maggie Smith.
To complete the Downton Abbey experience, you need to have a tea party at the Rose Garden Tea Room; it’s so delicious!!! There are all sorts of scones, pastries, little cucumber and egg sandwiches and a vast assortment of teas. It’s the perfect place to raise your pinkie and be sassy Lady Grantham style!