Aug 21 2013

The mystery of Downton Abbey


Imagine living in the 1900’s? Let your imagination run wild while watching one of the most splendid series of our time. Life in the Edwardian country house of Downton Abbey is idyllic and bustling for the Crawley family, aided by their many servants. Robert, Earl of Grantham, his American heiress wife Cora, and their three daughters, along with Robert’s mother Violet, have lived largely uncomplicated lives.

Find out how the Crawley and Grantham’s lives inter link, how they find love, happiness and sorrow in their splendid sprawling mansion. The story line simultaneously runs parallel to the servants who are living their lives in the mansion but have completely different lives.

The sinking of the Titanic hits home in an unexpected and dramatic way — Lord Grantham’s heir, James Crawley, and his son Patrick have perished. It’s personally agonizing (momentarily) for daughter Mary who was supposed to marry Patrick…..

As the drama unfolds among the aristocrats of Downton Abbey, changes are happening amongst the servants as well.

Despite much angling and consternation, a course of action always emerges —   without giving too much away, its definitely a series worth watching, good acting by well known actors leaves nothing for the imagination. Don’ miss out on this fabulous BBC Movie series which is also now available on dvd media.