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.


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.