After watching the unapologetically cunning servants of Belgravia on season 1, fans can’t stop missing docile servants of Downton Abbey and are aggressively campaigning to revive Downton Abbey for another season.
- How Belgravia reminds us of Downton Abbey.
- Belgravia is not what Downton Abbey was. At least not the servants!
- News updates on Downton Abbey’s revival
Ever since it was announced that Julian Fellowes’ new drama Belgravia is coming on the lines of Downton Abbey, fans ran crazy and were eagerly waiting for the new series. After seeing the first 3 episodes of Belgravia, the result is disappointing. We are missing Downton Abbey even more.
How Belgravia reminds us of Downton Abbey.
ITV’s period drama by Julian Fellowes depicts the life of the Trenchard family who has recently ascended to the high-rank aristocrats of Belgravia, London. The family struggle with a secret illegitimate grandson.
The plot though is different but fans could not stop comparing it with the iconic period drama Downton Abbey by the same writer Julian Fellowes. Many posted on social media that the music of Belgravia reminds them of Downton Abbey.
One twitter user went on to say that—
“We have a new show called Belgravia or as I call it, the poor man’s Downton”.
Follow the following link to find out how Twitter is responding to the new drama by Downton Abbey’s creators- Belgravia.
Though the show plays on similar lines as Downton Abbey, there were few scenes that made us remain hooked to Belgravia season one. 2nd episode ended with Anny Trenchard hosting a lavish party and is taken aback seeing her illegitimate grandson, Charles Pope in attendance. On this occasion, Lady Tranchard’s husband James shockingly reveals that he has been in business with Charles for years despite family’s rule to not have any connection with him.
The scene was surprising and awkward and that caught the eye of the viewers. One user confessed: “Thought I was going to lose interest in Belgravia and then boom, in walks Charles Pope.”
Belgravia is not what Downton Abbey was. At least not the servants!
Few eye-catching scenes here and there can’t stop fans from criticizing Belgravia season 1. Fans are particularly disappointed with the portrayal of servants on Belgravia on season 1. Unlike Downton Abbey, the below-the -stairs staff isn’t afraid of the authority and they often interfere and get involved in politics above the stairs.
They are opinionated and spend a lot of time chatting about activities above the stairs. One of the servants Speer is shown to clearly cross the line of her job to get caught up in Mrs. Oliver’s affair. They aren’t loyal which has made fans go back in the memory lane of Downton Abbey’s loyal and docile servants.
One twitter user wrote that at least servants of Downton Abbey were likable.
Trenchard’s servants make us now see Barrow and O’Brien of Downton Abbey look good in a new light.
Julian Fellowes spoke to the media about the role of servants in the series and referred them as “Greek Chorus”.
He explained their lack of emotion in the following statement—
“It’s logical to assume that, since being a servant in the 1800s was the greatest single employer in the country, an enormous number of people were doing this work because there was nothing else for them to do,”
Well, whatever might be the reason, the servants of Belgravia has once again accelerated the mass campaigning for renewal of Downton Abbey next season. Let’s hope our demands for the revival of Downton Abbey for next season come into fruition and in that case, we will only have the cunning servants of Belgravia to thank for.
News updates on Downton Abbey’s revival
For now, there is no clear information on the revival of Downton Abbey but the immense campaigning by fans might melt the creator Julian Fellowes and the team’s mind and they might announce the revival of the iconic series Downton Abbey for next season 7. Keep your fingers crossed and root for Downton Abbey’s reboot for next season even louder.
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