Things I Like: Lord Robert Crawley (Downton Abbey)

While he was a flawed man, I really did like Robert Crawley. The Earl of Grantham is the center of the story, as the whole family revolves around his lordship and its history and future legacy. His dynasty is put into doubt when his heir Patrick dies in the Titanic sinking. Patrick was engaged toContinue reading “Things I Like: Lord Robert Crawley (Downton Abbey)”

Things I Like: Sybil Crawley

The youngest daughter in the Crawley family, Sybil was my personal favorite among the sisters as she was the kindest. Unlike most in the upper class, she saw servants mostly as equals, rather than inferiors. Not a huge shock when she starts to bond and fall in love with the driver Tom Branson. They getContinue reading “Things I Like: Sybil Crawley”

Things I Like: Edith Crawley (Downton Abbey)

While she made her own mistakes, I liked Edith on Downton Abbey. The middle sister was often miserable. It all starts in her youth, not as smart or clever as Mary nor as beautiful and passionate as Sybil, Edith is often lost in the middle. While she has a decent relationship with most, her andContinue reading “Things I Like: Edith Crawley (Downton Abbey)”

Things I Like: Charles Carson (Downton Abbey)

While I rarely agreed with him, I did like Mr. Carson on Downton Abbey. He is the very tenured butler of the whole estate. Basically the boss of all the servants. He runs a strict ship and doesn’t tolerate much. And it’s not shocking that Mr. Carson is very conservative, especially as he lives throughContinue reading “Things I Like: Charles Carson (Downton Abbey)”

Things I Like: John Bates (Downton Abbey)

John Bates was one of my favorite servants in the whole show. He is the valet to Lord Robert Crawley. He arrives at the start of the show, and most of the staff hates that he has a leg injury and can’t fully do his own job. While he has friends on his side (especiallyContinue reading “Things I Like: John Bates (Downton Abbey)”