I finally got around to seeing the recent revival of the 1970's BBC series, Upstairs Downstairs.
I have to admit I have never seen the original. I wince when I say that as I know
British readers will think that incredulous! I now can't see it fast enough.
This three part series left me wanting more of both the original and the new series.
It has everything a good drama should have. Perfect casting, superb set design,
a great storyline which is all wrapped up to leave you wanting more.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that BBC will do just that. I may be slow
on the uptake but there seems to be a lot of these three part series which end
with no indication of what will happen next. The new Sherlock with
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman was another one.
Loved it...but what comes next?
Back to Upstairs Downstairs....
What I loved most was seeing Dame Eileen Atkins.
I loved her in Cranford and even more here. She plays Maud Holland,
an eccentric upper class Englishwoman who after spending years
with the British Raj in India, comes home to roost and that she does.
Her presence is felt everywhere she goes and her opinions
made me giggle thru every episode. She's got moxie and she is brilliant!
I am slowly getting the hang of these British dramas.
They have me hook, line and sinker.
I managed to watch quite a few over the holidays.
I guess that was the upswing of being unwell over that time.
Here are a few that have moved to the top of my favourites list.
I am looking for more suggestions.
Do you have any favourites?