Last week I bought the third season of Downton Abbey. It was already broadcasted on Dutch television, but I did not see all the episodes, so I am thrilled to have season 3 in my posession. I loved the first two seasons, and what I saw from season 3 was amazing as well. I already know what will happen in the last episode, so it will not come as such a shock to me, although I must confess I was shouting at the television when I watched that episode. But now I can enjoy the episodes from the beginning, although the ending will be sad again.
I do not really know why I like this series so much, as well as other BBC costume dramas. I think it is a combination of great acting, meticullous attention to details, great stories and of course, beautiful costumes!
It is also a longing for a time that has gone by, a past that has been. Of course I realise that past times were only fun for a hand full of (mostly rich) people, but I do feel the romance of past times.
|That lovely couple Mary and Matthew. I grew to like Mary very much and I just loved their romance|
|Isn't she beautiful? |
|That other amazing couple, Mr. Bates and Anna. They are just wonderful and they have such chemistry!|
|The times are changing and poor Branson will have to find his way around the upper classes. Playing cricket is not something he ever thought he would be doing. |
|Poor Carson sometimes finds it hard to keep up with all the modern inventions. |
|Beautiful and elegant. |
|The three Crawley sisters together. I really admire what work the costume department did|
|Although it is nice to see that the Countess is thrifty, here she wears a hand-me-down. |
|As you can see, Louise Lombard in the House of Elliot wore this coat first! (that was also a great series, by the way!)|
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