Downton Abbey is back for the 3rd season and I can't be any happier. It's like my drugs. I crave it like I would chocolate or chips. I can't get enough of it. A safer option than the real you-know-thing but that if it was real, it should be legalized pronto! Because I'm hooked on Downton and no plans of being rehabilitated.
What makes Downton Abbey addictive?
It should not be a mystery how a period drama revolving around a distinguished family and their servants in the 1920's can have this effect on viewers. Watch one episode and you'll immediately see why. The realness,the transparency, the cunningness, and their imperfections, all speak to us in volume!
The show gives us a clear glimpse into the lives of aristocrats, their legacy and how un-glamorous it can get at times and the effort they put in to either cover their mess, fix the damage or simply face the nasty music. It's a raw testament that the life of glam is not at all that glamorous. And then of course, there's their servants which in its entire essence a whole different dimension of unending human saga. Ah! The "Black Horses" O'brien and Thomas.
But if there is one thing that makes Downton Abbey tick, it's that it connects to our own personal stories. Each one of us can relate to each one of their characters. It hits home and hard.
To me, it did a crash landing and I was crushed to the core.
|Lady Edith and her Runaway Groom, Sir Anthony|
Courtesy of MASTERPIECE
This tragic scene unexpectedly left me crying. I was crying with Edith. Edith became me at that particular moment. It was like looking at me in the mirror. I was crying... for myself.
|Matthew and Mary Crawley|
This is what makes Downton Abbey addictive. Its power to mimic REAL LIFE. As real as my tragic love story in the past.
And let's not forget their classy fashion statements. Timeless!
What is your Downton Abbey story?