"DOWNTON ABBEY" – Series Three (2012) Retrospective
It took me a while to get around watching Series Three of "DOWNTON ABBEY". I had been inclined to watch it, while it aired on PBS last winter. But in the end, I decided to wait until the DVD release was offered through Netflix.
I suspect that some of my reluctance to watch the show's Series Three could be traced to my major disappointment over the lackluster Series Two. In fact, a part of me is amazed that the series' shoddy look at World War I could end up with an Emmy nomination for Best Drama....
After three seasons of viewing Britain's ITV series, "DOWNTON ABBEY", it occurred to me that there was something off about Julian Fellowes' portrayal of one of the major characters. That character is Matthew Crawley. And it is an error that I am surprised Fellowes had made.
"DOWNTON ABBEY" began with news of the sinking of the White Star liner, the R.M.S. Titanic in April 1912. This famous event also caused the deaths of James and Patrick Crawley, the heirs presumptive to the Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. This...
Ahead of the Downton Abbey Christmas special on Christmas Day, Margherita Taylor will be in conversation with many of the show’s stars – including Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) and Penelope Wilton (Mrs Crawley).
Downton Abbey’s creator, Julian Fellowes and its soundtrack composer, John Lunn will also join Margherita as they celebrate the phenomenon that is Downton Abbey.
We’ll be hearing plenty of music from the show, alongside classical pieces composed in the Downton era.
The surprise marriage proposal to housekeeper Mrs Hughes (Phyllis Logan) was the enormous cherry on top of a Christmas special that was brimming with intrigue, warmth, sentiment and good cheer.