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.

Downton Abbey (2010-2015)
Drama, Historical/Period Drama, Romance, War


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.


Trailer heralding the final season of Downton Abbey.


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