If you've never seen it, I'm sorry. You are really missing out.
If you've never heard of it -- well, we simply can't be friends. So go ahead and click on this link and then come back.
Oh good! We can be friends again. Maybe even have tea and crumpets together. Play a little bridge. Stroll through the gardens.
Anyway, I looooooove Downton Abbey. And I really don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it because there are a whole slew of crazy plot twists and enough drama that you may never need to visit Facebook again.
Here, some photographs to whet your appetite:
Oh, Matthew ...
So much great fashion. The puffy ball hat is my fave. Also, Lady Mary's striped dress (dead center).
Branson, the handsome chauffer with a fetching Irish accent. Too bad he's a flaming liberal. ;)
These two will frustrate you to no end but it will be worth it, I promise.
The youngest Crawley daughter, Sybil, is the prettiest in my opinion.
And of course, my all-time favorite character, the Dowager Countess Lady Grantham, played artfully by Maggie Smith:
She reminds me so much of my own Granny, saying whatever the heck is on her mind and not givin' a hoot about it.
We mustn't forget the staff, with their wily ways, forbidden romances and general sneakery ...
By the way, I'm feeling pretty ahead of the trend since my son's name is Carson, just like the Crawleys' most loyal and dignified butler. You just wait -- that name will surely skyrocket in popularity.
And of course, how can we leave out sweet Anna and her Mr. Bates?
Finally, this gem that I can't quite get over.
Don't get it? Well, WATCH THE DANG SHOW ALREADY. :)