Tonight we watched the next-to-the-last episode of Downton Abbey.
The formal manners, fabulous fashions and fascinating characters of six seasons are about to come to an end. What is it about this particular drama that has inspired loyal fans all over the world? Perhaps because it shows people being kind, ambitious, worried, loyal, brave, angry, gentle, confused, loving - in short, just living their lives. When the butler asked "What do you find so amusing'?, the housekeeper could have been describing the entire show with her answer: "Life, Mr. Hughes, just life."