So back in January, before I went AWOL, I started a series called The Binge List. Since I only did one post for it, which you can see here, I’ve decided to bring it back. The Binge List is made up of a few of my favorite movies and tv shows that are available for streaming and the purpose of it is to help you all figure out what to watch next.
This week’s pick is Downton Abbey. You can watch it for free if your Amazon Prime member, and if you’re not then you can sign up for a free 6-month Amazon student trial here and get all of the benefits of prime along with $5 for free.
Anyway, let’s talk about why you should watch Downton Abbey. To be honest, I was hesitant about starting it and waited a while to do so because while I like history, I wasn’t sure how exciting a period TV show could be since I have never watched one before. I’m so glad I started it though because it turned out to basically be an edgier Gossip Girl that is set in the earlier 1900’s. There’s copious amounts of drama, couples you will want to ship to the very end, attractive men with British accents, and gorgeous costumes to admire. So there’s really nothing more you could want.
A slight warning though (and a slight spoiler so stop here if you like to avoid spoilers), the writers of Downton Abbey are not afraid of making enemies. In one of these seasons they kill off two of the main characters, which led to me being an emotional wreck because of course they were my favorite characters. Once I got over that though I was able to finish the rest of the show and enjoy it (despite a small grudge).
What’s on your binge list?