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Top 10 Downton Abbey PBS Highlights

Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff

January 23, 2012
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A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlightsContributed by Jennifer Andrews, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru

Downton Abbey is a primetime Emmy-award winning series that debuted on PBS in 2010.

The television series is comprised of a remarkable cast including notables such as Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville. If you are new to the hit series, check out the top 10 reasons viewers love Downton Abbey on PBS and tune in yourself!

These are the highlights of the show that make it such addictive viewing.


10. Setting

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

As with most great stories, Downton Abbey appeals to viewers in part due to its time period. Set during the Great War, the show depicts the struggles and tribulations of people within Downton Abbey house and France with vivid images, clothing and infrastructure.

9. Family issues

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

Who doesn’t love peeking into the windows of another family’s conflicts? The family dynamics are exactly why viewers return to see Downton Abbey PBS.

8. Actors

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

The talented cast are sure to delight fans of the show. Many faces including Elizabeth McGovern may be familiar to you from previous work in television and movies.

7. Style

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

Watch Downton Abbey on PBS for the sophisticated, classic and regal style showcased in not only its setting but also its fashion showcased on both men and women alike.

6. War

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

The war backdrop of Downton Abbey is a character in itself and boasts a great historical time period in contrast to modern-day television series frequently seen nowadays.

5. Show creator

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

Fans of show creator Julian Fellowes may have been inspired to watch Downton Abbey after seeing his work in such award-winning hits as Gosford Park.

4. British series

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

The drama series, produced by a British media company, is set in Britain in the fictional place of Downton Abbey in North Yorkshire. Fans of the show can cross international boundaries and get a feel for another country’s life by tuning in.

3. Award-winning

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

Downton Abbey has been nominated for several awards and has picked up both Emmy and Golden Globes for its remarkable work and success.

2. Soundtrack

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

The hit series is as appealing to the ear as it is to the eyes and heart. Check out the soundtrack to the Downton Abbey series released in September 2011.

1. Original

A list of the top ten Downton Abbey PBS highlights

One of the top highlights of Downton Abbey PBS is the series originality. Its unique setting, story-line, suspense and characters all bring something different to your home – especially in contrast to other typical tried-and-true drama shows.



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