Monday, 17 September 2012

Downton Is Back

Finally! After waiting months and months, Sunday nights have become good again. The fear of Monday Morning Blues have been erased by the good ol' Sunday feeling of snuggling up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a Hobnob, and watching the dramas of the Downton household.

The award-winning writer Julian Fellowes has finally gifted us with the third series of ITV1's Downton Abbey, and it fails to disappoint. As it's most avid fan, Sunday nights have become my favourite part of the week. I refuse to leave the house for ANYTHING, and my boyfriend knows not to phone me if he wants a happy relationship.

The third series, set in the 1920s, sees Downton and all it's lovely characters pretty much the same, which is perfect. Mathew is still handsome, Sybil still sweet,  and Edith still spiteful. As always, Carson remains the stern and dutiful head of the staff, and the Dowager Countess still creates moments of hilarity with her sharp retorts and quick wit.

The only difference is, instead of Mathew and Mary's constant bickering, we finally see them in love and planning their wedding (hurrah!). I'm not embarrassed to admit that I have a girl crush on both characters, and literally melted inside when watching their snowy Christmas kiss. Oh the romance! Also, the arrival of Cora's mother played by Shirley MacLaine is a hilarious addition to the household, and a lot of hysterical bickering between her and the Dowager Countess is sure to come.

All in all, the first episode failed to disappoint, my Sunday night feel complete. I'm preparing the tea and hobnobs and counting down the days to this Sunday already! If you haven't watched the first episode already, Mary's wedding dress is sure to make you swoon!

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