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5 reasons to watch Downton Abbey

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Downton Abbey, a drama series set in the 20th century revolving around the life of the Crawley family and their servants, is soon to hit Indian televisions on 23rd January 2015 on Star World. If you have been one of the many intrigued by the advertisements, here are 5 reasons from one follower to another to-be-follower on why you should watch Downton Abbey.


Historical significance

No, history doesn’t always need to be boring and that is proved by Downton Abbey. Here is a show where almost every episode has a historical backdrop. Marxism, spread of electricity and technology, women’s rights – you name it and the show has it. The first episode begins in the backdrop of the sinking of Titanic– need I say more?


The real set

When you watch the show you might find yourself in awe of Downton Abbey – The Crawley house. Here is an interesting fact to increase that moment of awe: all the shots in and around the house have been shot at an actual house, and not a set. The real house is Highclere Castle, estate of Earl of Carnarvon.


The discipline

Discipline is the most sought after and the least found quality in a student’s life. The discipline of all the characters on Downton Abbey and the way they have been built with every character having a story of their own will keep you wanting more. The orderliness of the characters might just inspire some order in yours.


British accent

Who doesn’t love a good Brit accent? The pronunciation and sophistication will have you swooning. I bet you will love the way they say simple words like “Papa” and “Mama”.


The ladies

The 20th Century might be a male dominated century but in Downton Abbey the ladies win the show. They have power, vision, compassion, hatred, practicality and emotions mixed all together. Cora, Lady Mary, Edith and Sybil, Isobel Crawley, Anna and other maid servants won’t disappoint you and the cherry on top in two words – Maggie Smith.

Isheeta is a hardcore writer and reader with an undying love for travelling. Her dream is to travel the world and write something about each part of the world in a way which has never been written before and for that she is aiming towards becoming a travel journalist. A student of history from Hindu College, she loves her college and her subject (well, parts of it). Romanticizing everything about this world in the head is her biggest weakness.

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