I am beside myself.
Last summer I started watching the series Upstairs, Downstairs. Gosford Park is one of my favorite movies of all time and after about the 150th viewing, I finally decided to check out Upstairs, Downstairs as it is often compared and mentioned when people discuss Gosford Park.
Upstairs Downstairs 1970's cast
I was instantly smitten. I don't know what it is exactly. I can entirely understand those who find this kind of thing extremely boring, but for my part, I just can't get enough of English accents, grand houses, the extravagant lives of the Upstairs and the equally (if not more) intriguing lives of those who worked for them Downstairs.
I am recently returning to Upstairs, Downstairs after a brief Netflix hiatus that was filled with Battlestar Galactica. (It's good to mix things up!) I've been hearing a lot about the new mini series Downton Abbey so I headed over to the PBS website for further research and what should I find there???
This April the Bellamy House will be occupied once again and inviting back at least one of the original cast members! I really can't wait!
One of the things that was so striking to me in the original, was the show's willingness to tackle what seems to be such "controversial" issues not only for the time period of the show, but also for the time period it was originally aired. At least one episode was actually pulled from US broadcasting as it was considered "not suitable for viewing".
Does anyone else find this as exciting as I do?
What are some of your favorites shows?