Monday, March 7, 2016

Farewell, Downton Abbey

The final episode of Downton Abbey aired in the U.S. last night. It is hands down my favorite show! I can't believe it's really over.

I won't spoil anything, but I wanted to share my love of this show in case you haven't watched it yet.

Top 5 Reasons Why I Love Downton Abbey

(And why you should watch this show.)

5. The Way of Life

I started watching this show because it's a period drama. I am a fan of Jane Austen movies, and this show is like watching a Jane Austen film only it's set in the 20th century. The clothes, the house, the furniture. I love it all!

4. The Characters

There are SO many characters. So much drama. So much romance. There truly is a character for everyone. For those that do watch the show, I will just say that my favorite characters have always been Sybil, Anna, and Bates. But many other characters have grown on me over the years.

3. The Fighting

With so many different personalities in this show, there is almost always at least one heated argument per episode. I LOVE it. Because of the time period, there are rules about behavior, so it's always fun to watch the anger slip out while everyone is trying to be civil. It made me smile and laugh so often.

2. The Story

Obviously I didn't love every story line of the series, but there were so many good ones. From class struggles to wars to weddings. Every season was packed with interesting stories. I don't think there were any seasons that didn't hold my interest.

1. The Writing

It. Is. Phenomenal. Seriously. Almost every line of this final season is quotable.

This series is just amazingly well done all around. I have watched every episode at least twice. And I know I will keep going back for more. It's that good!

If you haven't watched it yet, watch it! You won't regret it.

Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Who's your favorite character?


  1. I haven't watched it yet so thanks for not including spoilers! Trying to mostly ignore social media today so I can still be surprised when I watch...maybe tonight if I have time. I love them all, but my favorite characters are Carson and Sybil.

    1. Well enjoy when you do get to watch. Yes, Carson is great too. There are so many great characters on that show. I just love it SO MUCH! :)

  2. I'm really sad that it's over, and at the same time, I sort of feel like it had run its course. I think it was a good ending!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. I agree with both statements. I'm glad it ended before it got too crazy. It went out on a good note and wrapped up very well. I always love when a TV series has a planned ending.

  3. I have wanted to start this one for so long. Maybe now that it is done and all seasons are on Amazon or whatever I will binge the whole thing!!

    1. Yes! Do that. I hope you love it. :)