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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Downton Abbey: What Did You Think of Episode 1?

Readers, I loved it. An occasionally pat line of dialogue aside, I thought it was a splendid first episode and definitely made me eager for next Sunday night. I don't understand all this talk of "jobs" and "week-ends" however.

Leave your thoughts in the comments. They will not be entailed away to the nearest male heir, I assure you.

Here are some roundups from around the web.

Downton Abbey: My Top 5 Favorite Characters from Episode 1: "Masterpiece fans are hailing Downton Abbey as the greatest thing since Bleak House (high praise, indeed!) and Amy and I are in complete agreement so far. "--from Kim at Romancing the Tome.

Oh, and be sure to check out The Daily Beast's roundup of the best Masterpiece shows, in honor of the venerable series' 40th anniversary.

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  1. Thanks for the Downton Abbey round up. I am so enjoying this series. The writing is excellent, the casting perfection and the costumes and locations stunning. This period drama fan is quite happy! Looking forward to episode 2 on Sunday.

  2. Julian Fellowes has to be one of my favorite screenwriters. Goodbye Andrew Davies! ha. I did try a Fellowes' novel and couldn't much get into it. Too catty? Something. But he hits stride with screenwriting. This is like Gosford Park spun out- sans murder, of course.
    Having seen a few episodes in, I can only say it gets better and better. All the characters become more complicated particularly Lady Mary. Can't wait to see more!

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