Downton Abbey chronicles the lives of an aristocratic family and their servants who all live on or around the Grantham estate. Set in the late Edwardian era in Yorkshire, England. The story revolves around the heirs to the estate and their willingness to do whatever it takes to keep it in the family. Written by actor and writer Julian Fellowes, it made its onscreen debut on September 26, 2010.
It has been named one of the most successful British TV Shows since the early 1980s and entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the 'most critically acclaimed television show' in 2011. The cinematography boasts of beautiful scenery, elegant costumes and skillful directing.
The cast who played the residents of Downton Abbey were brilliant and captured the very essence of who they were meant to be, often evoking strong emotions amongst viewers. It’s not hard to start developing points of views for individuals; you either love them or hate them. Which many would agree, is what makes for a really great watch.