Originally Posted by Addie
My first husband grew up on an estate like Highclere in the Lakes District. And Upstairs was not as kind to the downstairs help as shown on Downton Abbey.
I enjoy a well produced show where the actors know their craft. And Shirley McLaine is known somewhat as a flake in this country. But she can act when called upon. We will get the next chapter starting in January. January 9th I think.
I entirely agree with you Addie.
It is a bit of a whitewash over what was a grim time for most people in "service".
I still find the show fascinating though.
It gets pilloried in Britain for historical inaccuracies. But I don't watch it for that - I watch it to find out what happens to the people!