Rarely do I rave about television shows, however since season 1 of Downton Abbey aired last January on PBS’s Masterpiece Classic, I’ve been hooked! For almost a year, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the second season. What better way to spend the bleak winter evenings of January and February then curled up in front of the fire with a cuppa, my family, and this exciting Edwardian epic.
You may remember my musings about the show last January, before it really took off this side of the pond. Julian Fellowes, the genius behind Gosford Park and Vanity Fair, has brought the story of the Crawley family and their servants to life, and I for one, can’t wait to see what happens next.
Last season left off with the declaration of war, as well as several other questions:
- What will happen between Matthew and Mary, especially if he goes to war?
- Will O’Brien change her wicked ways now that she’s learned the truth?
- Will Bates and Anna finally get together?
- Who will go to war and will stay at Downton?