Mr. Higgins and I finally started "Downton Abbey." I must say, when everyone I know recommends a show (even a friend who hates period pieces and anything not masculine), I'm astounded.
Mr. Higgins was doubtful. But after the first episode, he said, "how much time do we have and how many more episodes can we watch?" Ha!
I was doubtful as well. I'm not a big fan of British stuff. Quite frankly, I hate all the attention that very small island gets - especially its royalty.
But what immediately caught my attention in "Downton" was the characters. They are so very real, so very likable. And that's rare in TV. After every episode of "Mad Men," Mr. Higgins says, "I hate those people." And I agree. So it's refreshing to find a drama with so many characters that I genuinely like.
We just started season two, so no spoilers please!