I didn't watch Downton Abbey while it was on tv, I must admit it. There was something else on TV at the same time that back then I loved more (Spooks). I watched a couple of episodes of series 2 when Spooks was over and the Xmas special, and I liked it. I liked a lot and went and bought the 1st series in DVD but never got around to watching it until now, thanks Lauren for prompting me. Obviously I love the stories, the era, the wit and sacrifice but I also love the outfits. Especially the evening gowns, oh to wear sequins, sparkle and tule! Dresses from that era, well conserved evening dresses are hard to find, but can be found, check out some gorgeous pieces that could be out of the Downton Abbey set.