Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TV Show: Downton Abbey Season 1


My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5

Genre: Period drama, life, family

Series or set: Downton Abbey

Number in series: 1st

Primary actors: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens

Length: 7 episodes, each 45 minutes (except two that are about 65 apiece)

Based on: A real life story, at least in part, I believe…y’all probably know better than I do?

Time period: Early 1900s (just before World War I)

Rating: Unknown…prolly PG-13 in movie ratings

Year it came out: 2010

My overall opinion: I enjoyed it! I always knew I would, but sure enough…I was right. All in all, it was a good show and I enjoyed getting to know all the characters. And I’m definitely excited to watch Season 2! There was a little homosexual content, specifically in the first episode, that kinda ruined that whole episode for me – it was disgusting. Nothing explicit, but still enough to be stomach-turning in a horrid way. Other than that, for the most part, it’s fairly clean. Mary is an interesting leading lady, and getting to know her, and indeed, all of the family was a lot of fun. I’m definitely excited to see where it all goes in the next season! And it ended on such a cliff-hanger with the beginning of World War I – ooo yeah. Anyway, so yeah – good show! Not perfect, didn’t love it, but worth my time.



2 comments:

Rissi said...

Aw, sorry you didn't love the show, Charity BUT on the upside I'm super glad after all the hype you felt it was worth seeing. :)

...Mary can be hard to like at times, however once you "know" her, she's a lovely lady and I admire her knowing her own mind. Just when you think she'll do something wrong, she surprises us. :)

Hamlette said...

My mom likes this show a lot, but I've only managed to watch one episode. Lots of eye-candy with all those costumes and props, for sure! But I haven't seen enough to know whether or not I'd really like the show. Maybe when I (finally) catch up on Sherlock I'll try season one of this!

BTW, a blogging-friend of mine is running an Austen-themed giveaway right now that you might be interested in. Her blog is newer and only has a few readers, so I'm kind of spreading the word to people who I know like Jane Austen :-) Her blog is called Reading in the Dark, and you can enter the giveaway here.