There is something magnetic about this period drama. It holds your attention from the first frame to the last, in spite of its frothy and lightweight narrative.
“Downton Abbey”, is a reboot of the television series of the same name. The film picks up the saga of the Crawley family and their most loyal servants in 1927, a year and a half after the series ended.
The saga is set into motion with Robert and Cora Crawley, the Earl and Countess of Grantham, receiving a letter from Buckingham Palace that informs them that King George V (Simon Jones) and Queen Mary (Geraldine James) will visit Downton Abbey as part of a royal tour through the country.