Obsession is a good word for those of us who watch Downton Abbey, and that’s what the cover story in Parade magazine calls it. New and current fans joined in on Facebook to comment on the phenom of Downton Abbey. And many new fans had a good point — it is called Masterpiece in a lot of television listings rather than Downton Abbey. So, it was difficult to find for folks new to the program.
Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey premiered its third season last night on WQLN. If you didn’t see it, catch up on it and all the episodes on PBS here.
Shirley MacLaine joined the show with a flourish. She was entertaining but not over the top. If you want to catch up on the recaps and reviews, here they are:
- Entertainment Weekly — click here.
- A fitting review from Forbes is here – Forbes you might ask? It all makes sense because Downton’s owners’ investments raised concerns in the premiere episode last night — fascinating stuff with great historical connections.
- And here’s the Rolling Stone review.
I interviewed Mrs. Patmore — actress Lesley Nicol — by phone about a month ago for our January issue of Lake Erie LifeStyle — here’s the link to that interview. I got my husband hooked last night — I think the cool cars helped!
The comments on Twitter can be found at #Downton.