Growing up I was obsessed with Jane Austin.
I was drawn to the sophistication and grace of her stories, and I fell in love with the characters. NOTE: Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy ever (swoon), sorry Matthew Macfadyen. I didn’t think it was possible, but my affinity towards period dramas has turned from love to addiction since I started watching Downton Abbey.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the show, it’s an award-winning British series set in the fictional Torkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicting the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants.
Downton Abbey originally broadcast in 2010, but I only started binge-watching it recently (Yay Netflix!). Although it challenges Game of Thrones for having so many characters that audiences struggle to remember their names, overall the show is amazing. It’s got it all – romance, competition, deception, and humour wrapped into a well told story. Honestly, it’s like watching Hamlet, Days of our Lives and House of Cards all in one.
At Durrell Comm, we know that a good PR professional knows how to give the most relevant information to tell a story. Downton Abbey does this. Although A LOT happens in its 9-episode seasons, the information provided always moves the plot forward. I also have to credit the show’s use of social media! @DowntonAbbey keeps viewer interest high, even when the show isn’t airing.
Downton Abbey is a thought-provoking series that separates the good from the reality…I mean bad, on television. I warn you though; once you start watching it you won’t be able to stop.
I am thoroughly addicted.