Things I Like: Lady Rose Macclare (Downton Abbey)

Out of the main characters, she’d probably was my least favorite. I like Lily James as an actress, but Lady Rose has her ups and downs. Not really an unlikable character, but this daughter of a Lord (a semi-distant Crawley cousin) had a lot of growing up to do. Though I do sympathize with herContinue reading “Things I Like: Lady Rose Macclare (Downton Abbey)”

Things I Like: Matthew Crawley (Downton Abbey)

 Probably my favorite character on the show, he is the distant cousin of the aristocratic Crawley family. Since British law dictates that only direct-male lines can inherit (irony there considering the royal family switches), Matthew is surprised to hear the news after the future heir dies during the Titanic. Far more down-to-Earth than his distantContinue reading “Things I Like: Matthew Crawley (Downton Abbey)”

Things I Like: Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey)

Before Downton Abbey, I knew Maggie Smith best as Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter films. By the time Downton Abbey was over, I kind of forgot about her role as a magical witch, this Lady Crawley outshines that role in my opinion. She’s the mother of Robert Crawley, the current Earl. While sheContinue reading “Things I Like: Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey)”

Things I Like: Tom Branson (Downton Abbey)

Tom Branson was one of my favorite characters in the whole show. He first appears as a driver for the Crawley family, but you really see him drive Sybil Crawley for the most part. They bond over politics as Branson is an Irish Republican (and a Socialist) and Sybil is interested in women’s suffrage andContinue reading “Things I Like: Tom Branson (Downton Abbey)”

Things I Like: Isobel Crawley (Downton Abbey)

While far from the most important character in the series, I liked Isobel. She’s Matthew’s mother, and she is with him when he reads the letter than informs him that he is the heir to the Earldom at Downton. A widow, she has lived with her son all of his life, and follows him toContinue reading “Things I Like: Isobel Crawley (Downton Abbey)”