The untold truth of Downton Abbey
For six seasons, the world came together each week to soak in the beauty, grace and nostalgia that was PBS Masterpiece Theater's Downton Abbey. The show offered our collective world-weary souls a respite from the woes of our modern-day world and allowed us to immerse ourselves in an early 20th century existence. It seemed so much simpler, for some reason. We fell in love with the Crawley family and their devoted servants and couldn't wait to discover what would happen next, mourning losses and developing love/hate feelings for characters as if we really lived in their world.
The show became the highest-rated PBS show of all time, and with 69 Emmy nominations and 15 wins, it was obvious the show was a home-run.
It was a sad day when the final episode aired, but if you're like me, I revisit Downton from time to time to soak in the opulence and relive the best moments of the show. Before you head back to revisit the Crawleys yourself, here are a few things you might not know about the making of the show.