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Downton Abbey Seasons 1 And 2 in Five Minutes

It still boggles my mind that several of my friends have never watched an episode of Downton Abbey or have never even heard of it! The Masterpiece drama is so popular and addictive that it has spawned a Saturday Night Live spoof. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon did a satire of it too.

First Lady Michelle Obama is reportedlly so enamored with Downton that she ordered season 3 before it was available in the states! Meanwhile Angela Lansbury loves it so much that she hosted the recent retrospective Downton Abbey Revisited. To help our friends who have never seen season 1 or 2, PBS has put together a five minute narrated recap. Use it to get your friends, mates, neighbors, relatives and co-workers hooked. Use it to refresh your own memories. And don't forget to tune in January 6 on GPB for the Season 3 premiere!