I recall when I first posted about Downton Abbey a year and a half ago and it felt like I was the only one eagerly awaiting this new series! Fast forward to the advent of its second season and I don't think anyone could have predicted the level of success and popularity that Julian Fellowes' Edwardian drama has achieved!
Who knew that a period drama could be in the Guinness Book of World Records? Downton Abbey is now listed as the most critically acclaimed show on television. It scored 92 out of 100 on website Metacritic, which aggregates critical reviews from around the world, making it the highest-scoring reviewer-rated show of 2010.
And now Amazon.uk has announced that Downton Abbey's first series has become the highest selling TV drama box set of all time. "Sales of the DVD box set after just one series have made the British drama more popular than all of the big-hitting American TV dramas as well as long-standing British TV favourites.” It has surpassed previous topsellers such as Seinfeld, Friends, Fawlty Towers and Blackadder. [Telegraph]
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