Downton Abbey! We’re going back to the library and the kitchen and also to the South of France? Perhaps, like us, you have watched and re-watched Downton and have missed Lady Mary’s weathering looks, the Dowager’s quick wit, and Daisy’s exuberant optimism.

We’ve spent so much time with the Crawley’s and staff that they feel like our family. So, it was a true thrill to be back with them once again for Downton Abbey: A New Era now in theaters.

We’re not being hyperbolic when we say we both laughed and cried!Revisiting our favorite friends led us to think about the essence and identity of each character.