Saturday, March 17, 2012

Let Me Gush: Reasons Why I Love Downton Abbey!

Happy Saturday!
(And Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!)

Soooo, I may have mentioned one too many times how much I love Downton Abbey -- this is the last time, I promise (well, at least until Season 3 starts, haha!). ;)

My sister is gonna start watching it this weekend, and I cannot wait to see if she's going to like it as much as I (and millions of other people) did.

So, let me gush... please? ;)

Reasons why I love Downton Abbey:

1. The story -

Masterpiece/BBC Downton Abbey.  Its so great!  A period piece Grey's Anatomy.

First off, a brief summary:

Downton is the home of the Crawleys, who have been the Earls of Grantham since 1772. In the drawing rooms and library and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above.

Some of them are loyal to the family and are committed to Downton as a way of life, others are moving through, on the lookout for new opportunities or love or just adventure. The difference being that they know so many of the secrets of the family, while the family knows so few of theirs.

The intertwined lives of the Crawleys and their servants are further complicated when the storms of war descend and when these have finally cleared, will the way of life they know have changed forever? 

***from www.bbcentertainment.com***

I love how all the characters get their own story lines -- it's not all about the Crawleys, we also get to see the drama surrounding their servants.

They do jump a couple of years ahead in between episodes though, so it can get quite confusing.
But, it's nothing their episode guide on Wikipedia can't help you with. ;)

2. The cast/ characters -

Each actor is absolutely perfect in their respective roles.

And I like how even though the characters are all flawed in their own ways, no one is 100% evil.
They scheme against one another (ahem, Ms. O'Brien and Thomas!), but at the end of the day they're still human -- you can't really hate them completely. ;)

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Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham and Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham

Downton Abbey ladies :-)
The Crawley sisters: Lady Edith, Lady Mary, and Lady Sybil

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Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Who doesn't love Dame Maggie Smith?!
Her lines on the show are THE BEST!


Isobel Crawley and Matthew Crawley (the heir presumptive of Downton Abbey)

How dashing does Matthew look in that uniform?!

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William, Ms. O'Brien, Mr. Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Bates, Thomas, and Anna

3. The house -

The house is kind of like a character in itself.

The inside is lavish and beautiful, while the grounds are breathtakingly stunning!

Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)
Downton Abbey. Can you imagine living here?
Highclere Castle

4. The clothes -

Their clothes are absolutely gorgeous!!!
I kinda want to raid their closets. ;)


5. The hats

I think we should all start wearing hats... who's with me?! ;)


6. The hair -

Their hairstyles are beautiful!!!


7. Matthew Crawley -

Seriously, did you think he wasn't gonna make the list? ;)

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Downton Abbey

8. Matthew and Mary -

They are sooooo cute together!

downton abbeyDownton Abbey Season 2 finale. Addicted and can't wait for season 3!
best 3 minutes of a show everrrr ;)

I'll end my list here before I bore you guys (haha!).
But yeah, when you get the chance, you should definitely watch Downton Abbey and come back here and gush with me!!! :)

I can't wait 'til Season 3 starts!!!

Are you a Downton Abbey fan? 
What do you like the most about it?

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88 comments:

  1. LOVE this post, and LOVE "Downton Abbey"!!! Yay! Also, Happy St. Patty's Day to you too! Woo Hoo! :) Nice summary, and I can't wait for season 3 either!!!

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    1. yayyyy!!! ;) i am sooo exciteddd!!!

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  2. Thanks for the coment! Love your skirt!
    How about we become followers? =)
    Good sunday ;*

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    1. you're welcome! and yeah, let's follow each other! :)

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  3. I really need to start watching this show! So many people have been saying great things about it.

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the show, too. Makes me want to get a Victorian Hat now.

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  5. I know I know! The estate, the costumes, Maggie Smith- whats not to love? I need to find a place to view season 2!

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    1. riiiiiggghhhttt? ;) they have season 2 episodes online. i can email you a link if you want. :)

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  6. I loooove this show! unfortunately I dont know any web site to watch season 2, if you can tell me one it would be great :).

    The dresses of lady Mary are so pretty, that I envy her for having them!

    great post!
    xoxo

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    1. yes, sure, i'll give you the link to season 2 episodes! :D

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  7. I ve never heard about this show, but it looks really great!:-) And I love the hats!:-)

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  8. OHHH!! i've heard of this show but i've never seen it.. i think i'll have to check this out on itunes :)!

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    1. when you watch it, i hope you like it! ;)

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  9. oh thanks so much, hope you liked my blog .) kisses*

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  10. I still have not watched this yet! I have heard lots of good things about it so I must watch it!

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. i've gotta start watching this...so up my alley

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  12. I've been curious of Downton Abbey since it started but have never gotten round to watching it for one reason or another....but after reading your post I think i'll definitely be watching it asap! :D

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    1. i hope you get to watch it soon! :)

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  13. I definitely watch this for the clothes, the wooing and Matthew :-P

    xxxx

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  14. I really need to get into this but I watch a few programmes already and never have enough time :( ONE DAY!

    Rosie x

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    1. haha, i knooow, there isn't enough time to watch all the good shows! ;)

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  15. I really need to get into this show. Everyone is talking about it in my office! I'm so immersed in Breaking Bad though, don't know how I'll be able to break away.

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    1. i've heard a lot of positive reviews about breaking bad too! perhaps, i should watch that show too. ;)

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  16. BEST.SHOW.EVER. CANNOT WAIT FOR SEASON THREE!!!
    Sarah

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    1. I'll die waiting for season three! And thank you very much for commenting on my post, I love comments! :) I do enjoy walking with my Mom. She's a good advice giver. ;)
      ♥Sarah♥

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    2. i cannot wait, i am so so so so excited! i guess i'm just gonna have to watch clips on youtube or re-watch all the episodes until downton abbey comes back, haha! :)

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  17. woow!! your blog is amazing
    keep posting and go for it!

    XX

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  18. This is awesome!
    I love their costumes too!

    Come visit my blog, let me know how you like it
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    each other on GFC?

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    1. yes, sure, i'll definitely visit your blog! :)

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  19. I've heard so many people raving about this show! I think I'm gonna download it and see what all the fuss is about :)

    katiesbliss.com

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    1. aaahhh, it's really good! i hope you love it as much as we do! :)

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  20. wow what a great review... now I really wanna watch Downton Abbey... lovin the clothes to :) x Marina

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    1. thanks, glad you think so! and i hope you get to watch it. :)

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  21. I love it. I'm just sad the Christmas Special was so good, I feel that they're going to try and ruin the Matthew and Mary storyline at the state of season 3 for sure!

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    1. oh nooo, you think sooo? i hope they don't do that, we've waited long enough for them to finally get together... :/

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  22. super cool!! i will definitely check this out and hopefully i don't become too addicted :)

    please come check out my new online jewelry shop where everything is under $20!! xx Too Much Soul.com

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    1. i was hoping i wouldn't be too addicted, but i did become obsessed, haha! ;)

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  23. i still haven't watched it but everyone always says great things about it!!

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  24. I've heard so many good things about this show but haven't started watching it yet. I think one of the seasons is on Netflix? Will have to watch when things die down around here!

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    1. yeah, i think it's on netflix. i hope you get to watch it soon! :)

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  25. Oh, their hats are beautiful, i like them!

    --Olivia :)

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  26. Such a great post! I've never heard about it before, but now I'll definitely check it out!
    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win your favourite jewels from Les Jumelles

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  27. This show is awesome! It's so funny how an English drama has taken over the minds of us Americans. I'll be out to lunch with friends and say, "So have you seen any of that show Downton Abbey?" And it's like instant mayhem! Everyone's talking about it. =)
    Kristina J.

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    1. i knoooow! it truly is a phenomenon! and i love how everyone gets so excited when talking about downton abbey. ;)

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  28. Beautiful blog with very inspiring posts, love your sense of style! Please stop by my blog, maybe you'd like to follow each other?
    xoxo,
    Fashionhypnotised girl

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    1. aww, thank you! and yes, let's follow each other! :)

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  29. I've never seen this show but now I want to!

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    1. i hope you get to watch it, it's really good. ;)

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  30. I LOVE Downton!! I agree that Matthew and Mary are the cutest thing and I just love how they all speak! So poetic - I wish we spoke more like that nowadays :3

    Ellen xx

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    1. i loooove how they all speak too! ;)

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  31. Since it's almost Spring Break, I might actually have time to watch Downton Abbey! Everyone's saying it's really good.:)

    Love, Belle

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    1. it really is! and yay for spring break! i hope you get to watch this, there are only 7 episodes for season 1 and 9 for season 2. :)

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  32. Ok you may have sold me - I think I'll need to start watching!! :)

    xo
    Rachel

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    1. aww, haha! let me know how you like it. ;)

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  33. I love their clothes the most! So victorian and amazing)

    >'.'<

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  34. i do agree Mimi! it's a great show! unfortunately, i haven't seen it for a while on t.v. here so i missing out on a lot.

    hope you're having a great week!
    xoxo

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    1. if you'd like to watch it, they have episodes online. ;)

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  35. Such gorgeous clothes and the rooms are beautiful, I can see why you love it! If you like this you would probably like Upstairs Downstairs. The old series that were done in the 70's are on Youtube & there is a new series which you can get on iplayer if you can watch it. I have the link on my blog if you want :-) Enjoy! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. oh yeah, i've heard about upstairs downstairs, they were talking about it on an episode of graham norton. i'll check out that link on your blog, thanks! :D

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  36. Ok Mimi i think i will watch it :) I've heard of it but wasn't sure what it was about. Thank you for breaking it down for us.

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    1. you're very welcome! i hope you like it too, let me know! ;)

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  37. This is a beautiful post, love the pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, would you like to follow each other?

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    1. yes, let's follow each other. :)

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  38. I haven't really seen an episode so I don't think i'm a fan but i'm not, not a fan either. LOL. My mom actually got into it too. She watched the episodes she missed online. She's completely in love with the series. As for me, I'll probably give it a try during Spring Break. I still have to catch up on Switched at Birth. Oh and Secret Life is coming back on Monday!!! Hopefully, this season will be more interesting and unexpected.

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    1. i hope you get to watch it, and i hope you love it too, it's really good. ;) and yeah, i hope the new season of secret life is a good one.

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  39. WOW! Nice! I have heard of this but never watched!

    Love
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  40. What do I love about it? Umm, how about everything! I am seriously on 'Downton Abbey' withdrawal. I CAN'T wait for Season 3 haha. I love Maggie Smith's lines, I love Mary's clothes, I love the storylines of the downstairs characters, and I absolutely adore Matthew especially when he's sporting that red uniform. DASHING! ;D

    Lots of love, B
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    1. haha, yay for loving everything about it too!!! and gaaahhh, i love matthew, especially in that red uniform of his. ;)

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