Don’t actors deserve our support no matter what role they’re playing if we truly love them???

Tonight I cozied in with my eldest daughter, to at long last sit and watch the series finale of Downton Abbey. I know, I know, it aired SO LONG AGO, what the hell have I been doing with myself? How could it be that I’m just watching it tonight?

You want to know why I’ve waited? Because I didn’t want to let it go, or for it to come to an end. Like a great bottle of wine, that costs a fortune, or a new pair of Louboutin shoes that you don’t want to scuff the red off of, or a luxurious soak in the bath. None of them ever last as long as you would like them to. It, pure joy, comes to an end way too soon.

I feel this way about Downton Abbey.

The costumes. The performances. The sets. The elegance of the era.

I love it all. I will miss all of it terribly. It was bad enough they only made 7 episodes season one, and then 8 episodes a season there after, compared to the 20, 22, 24 they produce when making American cookie cutter television series. Why is it, a completely beautifully shot, brilliantly acted series like this only gives us six SHORT seasons, of 47 episodes in total?

Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm…

Some of the cast members have moved on to other roles, and to be honest with you, I finally get why so many of you write Yannick distressing messages when he posts photos as a character other than Murdoch. I didn’t get it before, I thought you all were just being sentimental. But now, after reading about the new series some of them will be turning up on this coming television season. I must confess, I’m not the least bit curious to tune in. Which is not fair to them as actors. They should be able to portray any character that tickles their acting bone, and be met with my support, and loyalty. Because I mean if I’m a fan, I should be a fan no matter what they do, even if it isn’t performing on my beloved Downton Abbey.


  1. Actually, I have been doing that with MM! I am reluctantly on Season 9, only watching one or two episodes at a time, and weeks apart. I am afraid that Season 11 will be the end! I love Downton Abbey as well! So beautiful and I cared about the lives of ALL the characters.

  2. HI Shantelle,,

    I understand what you mean about not wanting a favourite series to end. We have that situation here in Oz with the news that the national broadcaster, the ABC, has chosen to axe one of many people’s favourite Australian series. Again, one that is set in the past, with great acting and settings. The clothing is not so much a part of it since it is set in the 1950s. It’s a murder mystery series and apart from the solving of crimes, the development of the main characters is a real hook. Fans of the show have both signed petitions for it to be continued, and hoping if it isn’t, another broadcaster picks it up.

    The point you mention about the actors from a favourite show being in other roles is interesting. Since we have always had British programs shown here, some of these actors have appeared in many different shows before Downton Abbey, so I tend to think it’s always great to see them in any other series that I like to watch. I can understand you wanting to preserve your memory of those actors in the roles they have played in Downton Abbey, though.

    I certainly hope Murdoch Mysteries continues for a long time yet, and at the same time hope Yannick gets to do all the other projects he feels drawn to – and wish him well in all his endeavours – and you as well, for that matter.

    God bless.

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