I recently decided to watch this because there were so many positive reviews and some people call it the best written show at the moment. And the cast is great, they even have Dame Maggie Smith on board.

It takes place at a gigantic estate in the first decades of te 20th century. The storylines involve both the rich family and their servants.


So yesterday I catched up and I'm conflicted about the how. I love to watch it, especially because it looks so pretty. But I'm not so sure about the writing, I had to change my mindset. I went in and expected amazing writing like Mad Men and Game of Thrones. But Downton Abbey is not in their league, that said; it's not bad either so it's not like it's not watchable or something. I just expected less soap-y storylines and better written characters.


Anyone else who watches?