Thursday, February 23, 2012

Best of Downton Abbey

I've posted before about my love for British TV especially Downton Abbey (you can read my old posts here and here). While Downton Abbey Season 2 has ended and I frantically patiently await Season 3 here are my favorite pop culture mentions from around the internet: 

This tribute to the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith - my fave!) set to Rod Smith's classic song showcases her best lines from Season 2:

And this one is longer but a round-up from both seasons:

These paper dolls are brilliant!

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I always think it's fun, and sometimes alarming, to see period movie actors outside of character and this feature via Papermag (shared by Nat the Fat Rat) is a wonderful side-by-side comparison of this. Here's a sampling:

Mr. Bates in character {Photo Credit}

Mr. Bates out of character {Photo Credit}

Finally, this NPR story on why British food was so bad for so long (and some think it still is according to the comments!) really gave insight into how the food culture changed and why following the war. 

Oh and I can't leave without sharing my ultimate favorite line from Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess character:

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What's your favorite line from Downton Abbey? Haven't watched it yet? Shame on you, but you can catch it here.