Season 2's premiere had me laughing, crying and squeaking so damn much. Oh man, why can't there be more awesome dramas like this? The depth and complexity in regards to the characters, their relationships and the way events of the period impact their lives...I just have hearts in my eyes right now <3 <3
God damnit, when is episode 2 coming out???
I never expected DA to be this good when I first started it - though I was predisposed towards liking Mary Crawford since I recognized Michelle Dockery from the Discworld Hogfather movie where she plays Susan (Death's granddaughter). I love the richness of Mary as a character - Sybill is easy to like but in many, many ways an innocent. So it's Mary who really owns my heart (as does Anna) and Mr. Bates...oh lordy, I admit I want to shake him and hug him to death at the same time. Really do want to see more of him...
TBH though, each character makes the whole story that much better, so as much as I want to srsly strangle O'Brien and Thomas, their actions give quite a bit of food for thought (the baby!issue in the s1 finale and the lighter!scene in this season's premiere)
In regards to romance, I'm rather invested in Anna and Mr Bates as well as Mary and Mathew though when it comes to Sybill, I'm interested in seeing a bit more character growth. Still, I find it hard to believe that so many things happened in a single episode!Am kinda wondering where the characters will be by the end of the season *flails*
I hope we get to see Gwen at some point in S2 and at least some of the romances working out in the long run. I wonder if the writers might have enough for a third season - on one hand, we'd get MOAR but on the other hand, the wil they/won't they might get overly drawn out. Still I'd cheer like mad if we get more episodes.
Need to find any Downton Abbey comms here now (though I'm already following the tag on tumblr - here are some of the posts I've liked)
P.S - To anyone trying DA for the first time, do NOT watch the PBS version, which is a hackjob - view the the UK broadcast.