Although ITV’s Downton Abbey is certainly not the best show on television these days, it does try awfully hard to remain enticing for its legion of fans, and the show’s most recent trailer certainly puts on a good show to that effect.
In keeping with the devastating heartbreak of losing Matthew in Series 3, mixed with the joyful moments that always prevent Downton from becoming a completely tragic affair, this trailer is both melancholic and jubilant; there’s kissing, hugging, and tea-sipping montages, predictably gorgeous attire, as well as the introduction of new characters such as Jazz singer Jack (Gary Carr).
The fact that the trailer-makers adopted the brilliant song ‘Wolf’s Law’ by The Joy Formidable means that I’m giving this one 5 stars! But alongside a slow clap for excessive sentimentality… Oh, who cares, its Downton, the whole show is one big emotional whirlwind. I mean, just look at how many cups of tea they drink.