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Classic period drama, a little darker than the first series.
on 12 March 2016
If before the World War 1, there were the seeds of change being planted in relation to the aristocracy then the advent of war certainly appears to be a pivotal point for change.
Downton Abbey is used as a cottage hospital, Lady Sybil seeks independence an marries he chauffer. Spanish flu also manages to turn the Crawley's life inside out. The newspaper mogul seeking to marry Lady Mary, represents the birth of the gutter press.
There are problems in the with the serving class too, Daisy feels guilty for marring William on his death bed, when she knew she did not love him and Mr Bates is convicted of murdering his ex wife. Thomas is taken for a ride when seeking to make money on the post war black market.
However, by the end there is still life in the aristocracy. The times are changing but the old guard is not ready to submit to the emerging new order just yet.