I’m not sure when it happened.
The “it” I’m referring to is my obsession
with all things Jane Austen-ish.
I think it may have been when I saw
Sense and Sensibility for the first time. The Emma Thompson version.
After that I bought every DVD of every version of anything Jane Austen.
My all time favorite is still this version of S & S.
Last year PBS ran a mini-series called Downton Abbey.
Not exactly Jane Austen and it takes place a little later in history.
But boy oh boy was it good.
It took America by storm and as a result
Season 2 will begin this Sunday, January 8th.
The wait is over.
(If you missed Season 1 you can download it on iTunes or pbs.org.)
On to the spoilers!
He obviously answered the call to fight.
Time is WWI.
He appears to be wounded.
and in a wheel chair?
I really, really want them to get together.
We need to get rid of the strange man and the strange woman first.
The Earl’s youngest daughter
and a rebelish sort of girl.
Not sure who this guy is…maybe the chauffeur from last season?
Sybil joins the Red Cross…as a nurse I’m supposing?
Sort of a prig. I couldn’t find any real scoop
on her but she’s at the dinner table so I guess she’s in Season 2.
Quite a handsome but incredibly dysfunctional family.
Makes for a great story though.
I couldn’t find anything on her either
but she’s at the same dinner table as Edith.
Not looking very happy.
Is this a maid kissing Lord Grantham?
Looks like a wedding bouquet to me.
I just had to include this because
I am in love with everything.
The estate in the background.
There are a lot of other characters
both upstairs and downstairs, so to speak.
Season 2 is in seven parts so I imagine we will
find out what has happened to all of them.
You know where I’ll be on Sunday night.
I can hardly wait.