Hi friends. Quick question: Are you on the “Downton Abbey” train? Because you should be.
“Downtown Abbey” is a show about the lives of an aristocratic British family and their equally fascinating servants. It is a period drama that takes place near the beginning of the 20th century, just after the sinking of the Titanic. And it is wonderful: Both engrossing and beautiful to look at, the show has racked up accolades and awards all over the place.
The first episode of the second series (or “season” to us Yanks) will air Sunday at 9 p.m. on PBS. You can catch up before then by watching the first series, which is currently streaming on Netflix. Be forewarned: the second series has already aired in Britain (the third series will begin filming soon), so take care to avoid spoilers if you can.
And! As if the return of “Downton Abbey” isn’t enough, Patsy and Edina, your favorite fashion-victim drunks, are back with a new episode of “Absolutely Fabulous” airing 10 p.m. on BBC America. It’s been eight long years since the gals graced our TV sets; I can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to since then (though I am going to have to since I don’t have BBC America — sigh).
There’s little on TV that gets me super excited these days, but these two shows will do it. Who else is excited?