Downton Abbey

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Name: Downton Abbey
Creator: Julian Fellows
Date(s): September 26, 2010 – December 25, 2015
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
External Links: Wikipedia, IMDB, TV Tropes
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Downton Abbey is a British live-action television series that ran for 6 seasons between 26 September 2010 – 25 December 2015. The series aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and in the United States on PBS. This costume drama follows the life of the Crawley family, a titled aristocratic family with an estate in Yorkshire, and their household staff, from 1912 through the interwar years.


Downton Abbey is a gateway fandom into other British costume dramas and romances and to first-time participation in fandom. Many of these new-to-fandom fans host tea and viewing parties, recreate character costumes, and post episode reviews on their blogs but would not necessarily identify these activities or they themselves as belonging to fandom. [1]


Popular ships in Downton are both het and slash and both canonical and non-canonical. They include:

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  1. see, for example, 1, 2, 3 and 4