Tuesday, January 11, 2011
"What's a Weekend"
Downton Abbey began Sunday night on PBS and my skepticism was soon put to rest as it became clear this was a well-rounded look at nobility and their servants in 1912.
Done by the fellow who did Gosford Park, it managed to imbue its sizable cast with enough tics and personality to tell them apart and be interested.
Best line. Someone refers to something happening on the weekend. Maggie Smith, in her role as the dowager duchess, says, "What's a weekend?"
Did anyone ever nail the life of nobility better?
This looks to be the best thing on PBS in a long time. Anything new on TV catch your attention?
I'm also looking forward to LIGHTS OUT on FX.