The popular “Downton Abbey” is finally wrapping up. While there were some criticisms about the way the final season panned out, one thing is clear: that we will miss the shenanigans of this aristocratic family.
The period drama, which started off its timeline in 1912, is about to end with only two more episodes waiting to be aired. The second to the last one airs on February 21, then the show will then take an Oscars break and will air the last episode on March 6. The two-hour special presented by PBS in the US will mark the end of the Crawleys’ and their household saga.
According to Oregon Live, this will not be the last of the Crawley family. Another special feature on the Abbey is in the works. Titled “More Manners of Downton Abbey,” this will discuss the transition of the aristocratic family to the 1920s. Alastair Bruce, the show’s historical advisor as well as cast, will be a major part of this show. It will shed light on class rules and etiquette of the early 20th century.
Viewers believe that it is a good time to end the show. According to Huffington Post, this is because the producers devoted way too much time to debate about Downton’s Cottage Hospital’s future. In fact, the Breeze believes that, by now, no one really cares about the hospital drama concocted by the show’s executive producer. Despite the criticisms, the show was known for its clever writing, witty dialogues and interesting story arcs.
The “Downton Abbey” started in 1912 and showcased the Edwardian country house of Downton Abbey, the Crawley family, and their domestic help. Robert, Earl of Grantham, his American heiress wife Cora, and their three daughters, along with Robert’s mother Violet, lived largely uncomplicated lives, explains PBS. However, important historical events impacted their lives and the British social hierarchy. The series is their story.