This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family's classic Georgian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey's future in jeopardy, since the presumptive heirs of Robert, Earl of Grantham -- his cousin James, and James' son, Patrick -- die in the catastrophe, leaving the family without a male offspring to take over Downton when the current lord dies. The point is important since Lord Grantham's children are daughters -- Ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil, but the facets of their lives and of those of the below-stairs staff -- also a highly regimented world -- have fascinating story lines.
The "Christmas Special" feel-good happy finale of Downton Abbey sought to compensate the main characters for the melodrama that they suffered over the past six seasons of the show. Through the condescending lines and gooey romance and sentimentality, there are also messages of politics and idealism, as well as responsibility and redemption.--Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly, March 6, 2016
Julian Fellowes, Brian Percival, Philip John
Drama, Historical Drama, History
Downton Abbey is a highly successful series. That Tv Show won Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Miniseries or Movie in 2011, Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special in 2011, Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special in 2011, Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie in 2011, and British Academy of Film & Television Arts Drama Series in 2011. This was Carnival Film And Tv Ltd.’s 1st Tv Show. Downton Abbey was one of this most popular pieces. Tv Show`s leading actors are Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville, and Laura Carmichael.
Jim Carter was born in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England on 1948-08-19, and won
9 awards. Screen Actors Guild Awards for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Hugh Bonneville was born in London, England on 1963-11-10, and won
15 awards. British Academy of Film & Television Arts for the Actor in a Supporting Role. You can try similar series like Upstairs, Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited, and The Borgias.