A country manor, a dog, the rustling of a curtain, high ceilings, a trilling bell, the mail that is sorted, a butler who keeps order downstairs and a count who tries to affirm himself in a house full of women.
Don’t you have any idea of what I’m talking about? But it is unacceptable, my dears, you should definitely fix this!
Downton Abbey, the series created by Julian Fellowes (author of “Gosford Park”) is exactly what it takes to face theFall.
Who went to England knows that the weather is almost dull and rainy, like a melancholy memory postcard. And the Fall is like this: it looks a bit like an impressionist painting where the brushstrokes are violent, thunderous but delineate a gentle, comforting landscape. Downton Abbey fits perfectly to this type of climate and atmosphere.
“Downton Abbey” proved that drama didn’t have to be dark…or…
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