It’s due.  I had no idea how much of a frenzy this show has actually caused, both in the United Kingdom, as well as here in the U.S.  Through means I can’t admit to, I’ve already seen the entire 2nd season before it even wrapped in Britain yesterday, and it doesn’t start here until January 8th.

I’ve sent emails to the show’s producers.  I appreciate their attention to quality over quantity, but honestly, EIGHT episodes is all we get until NEXT fall?  They obviously don’t understand the sterling silver crack they’ve served us and have subsequently created numerous addicts.  Fortunately, a 3rd season is already in pre-production, and they’ve even snagged Joanna Lumley for a cameo or two.

 

Here is the official site:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/

 

Here is the full 45 minute Q&A with some of the show’s cast while promoting the 2nd season in NYC a few weeks ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SsP_Rw8FA9A

 

Here is the website for Highclere Castle, the “other” Downton Abbey star:

http://www.highclerecastle.co.uk/

 

Also required are two GREAT British Comic Relief parodies featuring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5dMlXentLw&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3YYo_5rxFE&feature=relmfu

 

This is Asprey’s website, in case you’re in the market for lovely things:

http://www.asprey.com/index.php?reg=ame

 

 

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