Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth McGovern’


I have downloaded and subsequently watched 5 series of Downton Abbey, including the Christmas specials.

It was my wife who decided she wanted to watch them. Nothing unusual in that you may think, but she is Belgian and therefore not necessarily attracted to English costume soap operas.

I agreed to watch a couple, give my verdict, then leave her alone with the rest. If you read my mini bio on the “About the Author” page, you will understand my reluctance to watch more than two episodes.

In all honesty, I was pleasantly surprised. Living in Spain, as I do, meant that Downton Abbey was not a regular topic of conversation in the village, so we had no recommendations, just what we had read in our TV and film bible, IMDB. (more…)