A Film Lover’s Confession: Downton Abbey

I tend to rate films not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
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Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey (2010-2015) from Carnival Film & Television, Masterpiece Theatre
TV-PG.
Drama, Historical/Period Drama, Romance, War

Four Silver Stars1/2

No, this isn’t my usual film review so much as it is a blogger’s confession. Downton Abbey is a television series, of course, but I treated it more like a long film–or more like a miniseries, at least–in that I watched the entire series, all six seasons…in one week. I thought I’d watch the first episode or two, just to see what all the fuss was about and to find out if I might like it a little, but once I got started…

Well. So began the unexpected marathon, a lot of lost sleep, and an unscheduled pause from my book blogging, which I’ll pick up again this week.

This show just wasn’t what I expected, with more sides to the characters and with plot twists more intriguing than I would’ve guessed. And my rating of it may be unfair, as the last 1/2 star represents the fact that I had a slightly deflated reaction to the final two episodes or so, but could it merely be a reflection of my feelings about the series ending and not about the series’s ending itself?

Quite possibly.

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Trailer heralding the final season of Downton Abbey.

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