If you’ve never let the British series Downton Abbey transport you to the 1900’s, then now is your chance to step inside the time machine. You can’t very well fully enjoy the upcoming third season if you don’t know what happened in series one and two, now can you? Trust me, this show isn’t like CSI or something where you can pick up at any time. You’re going to want to savor every suspenseful, dramatic, humorous moment in the lives of the Crawley family and their household servants.
You didn’t think I’d introduce a problem without offering it’s solution, now did you? Check out today’s sparkling new video. You see, before Downton Abbey returns to television on Jan. 6 on PBS in America, introducing series 3, you have a chance to catch up on series 1 and 2.
Downton Abbey Revisited will air Nov. 25th, and this special will get you newbies up to speed. If you’re already a fan, you have just as much cause to re-live highlights from the past seasons. Here’s some extra incentive to watch as well. There will be cast interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and a mouth-watering sneak peak at what the next chapter will bring to the lives of your favorite characters. Free Mr. Bates already! That’s all I want! Is it too much to ask?
As you’ll see in this clip, it looks like series creator, Julian Fellowes will be on hand for the occasion, likely sharing some of his unique insights. Of course, if you’ve yet to sample the delightful period drama, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, you’d be surprised how interesting it is to look at life in that region during that time. The hard social mores existing then between the classes are astounding. There are rules about which servants can do what when and in what manner. Everything is just so, and yet these people share the same house!
And when you get any group of people together, they’ll form bitter rivalries, surprising friendships, and of course, fall in love, no matter what taboos exist and what wars are rocking their world. So, don’t just sit there, prepare to adore the abbey!