Downton Abbey Movie Is Still Very British, but It Lacks the TV Show’s Heart



Question: Can the movie be enjoyed by someone who has never seen the TV show?

I watched all 6 seasons. Not perfect maybe, but plenty enjoyable. I will see the movie. My hubs never saw a single episode.

Should I bring the hubs? Or will he be utterly lost, having not seen any of the TV series?


I have not seen it but have read several reviews that suggest that much of it may be lost on those who did not watch the series. Apparently there is no effort to introduce characters that TV fans would know so the non-TV fans will have no idea who the characters are and what their true relationships to each other are


But if your husband is open to that sort of thing I’m sure you could have a charming time