Lady Grantham-isms

Lady Grantham, with her sharp sense of propriety and even sharper wit, did not disappoint in last night’s season three premiere of “Downton Abbey.”

I’ve never seen nor read any interviews with Julian Fellowes regarding his inspiration for the Countess Violet’s character, but in my mind, there is an unmistakable resemblance between her and Oscar Wilde’s Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest. If you enjoy (or are obsessed with) “Downton Abbey,” I would highly suggest reading The Importance of Being Earnest or seeing a film adaptation of it. Actually, you’d probably enjoy any of Oscar Wilde’s comedies for that matter.

Anyway, I’m getting off topic. My apologies. I just wanted to present you with three of my favorite Lady Grantham-isms from the “Downton Abbey” season three premiere. Hope you enjoy! Can’t wait to see how the season unfolds.

Lady Grantham-ism

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Lady Grantham-ism

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Lady Grantham-ism

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