Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Recommendation for Gosford Park Fans

Last Sunday I enjoyed the final episode of Downton Abbey's first season. However did I miss this the first time around? Just in case anyone else missed out I must recommend renting or buying the DVD of this fantastic new series. It begins just as word of the Titanic's sinking reaches England and the first season ends just as WWI breaks out. In between a great deal of interesting things happen at the breathtaking Downton Abbey, a manor home in danger of being lost from the family since there is no male heir to inherit it. Instead there are three daughters and a distant male cousin with little interest in inheriting the home and the responsibilities that come with it.

It's created and written by the same man who made Gosford Park so the dialogue and the mix of servants and family are perfectly portrayed. And even if you don't like the plot the fantastic setting and costumes are more than enough to sit and drool over...

And the cast is chock full of fantastic British actors.
The three sisters...So different in personalities and far different destinies await for them. I relished every moment of sibling rivalry. I can't wait to see what happens next season!
And Maggie need to note how fantastic she is in her role, she steals every scene she's in.
Of course being made by the man that gave us Gosford Park there are LOTS of servant scenes and each character is unique and well formed with their own storyline.

Season 2 is filming right now and I can't wait for it to debut in the fall. Something to look forward to! If you love Gosford'll love this series!

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