Now I’m not even trying to front like this hugely popular show hasn’t been all over everyone’s top list for the last year, but I just got around to it, so now I’m going to throw some shine on Downton Abbey too. Why risk redundancy? Because it is just that fucking excellent. Obviously Maggie Smith rules, and she is in top form here as a domineering Countess. She’s just one yummy morsel of an all around delicious ensemble cast. Truthfully, there isn’t a bad actor in the bunch. So you are thinking period drama = snoozy, right? Wrong bitches. Academy Award-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) propels the story forward using death, love, accusations, and swirling intrigue to keep the viewer super engaged.There’s even a little Edwardian style man-on-man fun for those queens that need further convincing. Downton Abbey is everything. Obtain, devour, and enjoy seasons 1 & 2 now.
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