Friday, January 21, 2011

Downton Abbey on Masterpiece Classic

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Yes, I know the Golden Globes were on last Sunday night, but I had a previous engagement. Episode 2 of Downton Abbey was airing on PBS. Are you watching? Downton Abbey is the latest offering from Masterpiece Classic and it's wonderful. It's set in an Edwardian country house in 1912 and follows the upstairs life of the Crawley family and the downstairs life of their domestic staff. The talented cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle—and Dame Maggie Smith. Downton Abbey was created and written by Julian Fellowes, who wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Gosford Park. If you'd like to watch too, you can catch up with Masterpiece's synopses of Episode 1 here and Episode 2 here. You can also view Episode 1 and Episode 2 in their entirety online here. There are two more episodes to go; Masterpiece airs on PBS on Sunday at 9:00 pm.