It was in some ways crap, but I think there were some redeeming virtues; Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley were good characters, which makes it ironic that they both died in close proximity to one another.
Mon 25 Jul, 2016 10:01 pm
I did and waited all week for the next installment. I loved it.
I can't rate it with a letter grade. I can't even compare it to other shows. I just liked it. It was engaging from the very beginning and the characters were developed just enough to keep me interested in what would happen to them next. I like the way they had the characters do the unexpected. Made them more believable. For example they would have an obviously villainous character show compassion or a generally good one show some ugly side of themselves. The plots were soap opera like but fun and you actually learned something along the way.
I think the series was at its best mid-point; the death of Sybil. A weird perception I had while watching the show was the main focus being Tom Branson and Sybil's relationship, but perhaps there never was a main focus.
Wed 27 Jul, 2016 06:49 am
I concur with that sentiment: the show was promoting a benevolent aristocracy. That's why I tagged the topic as politics.
Although there is evidence that the aristocracy was being attacked; the show was mixed in message.