Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Things I Like: Isobel Crawley (Downton Abbey)

 While far from the most important character in the series, I liked Isobel. She's Matthew's mother, and she is with him when he reads the letter than informs him that he is the heir to the Earldom at Downton.
A widow, she has lived with her son all of his life, and follows him to the mansion estate. While she takes kindly to most (especially the servants), her sons' well-being was obviously paramount to her.  
 And she takes a big emotional hit when he dies in the third season. I thought it was odd that she felt like she had nothing to live for, despite having a living grandchild with George Crawley. 
But she eventually recovers and embraces everyone and loves them all, for the most part. I didn't really think her marriage at the end was terribly exciting or interesting, but I liked her sweet nature. 

3 comments:

  1. Love her! I can't wait for the film coming out in September. I am not a mother but a mother losing a child is the worst grief so that rung very true to me. I love her quips with Maggie Smith

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  2. Excellent period show which only the Brits can do.
    Jullian Fellows, the author and director, is a genius.
    Everything is so correct for that period of the landed gentry
    class.
    I have the full DVD set.
    Penelope Wilton is a brilliant actress.
    Colin

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