Friday Find: Downton Downer

Downton Abbey, one of my favorite shows, ends for us in the States this Sunday. I supposed it's not so much a downer as it is bittersweet.

Yeah, no, I'm bummed. I have loved the show so much, and I am so sad to never have a new episode to watch! But I suspect I may begin to rewatch the whole thing once I'm through my current, first-ever viewing of The Sopranos. The only thing better than the excitement of enjoying new episodes as they come out is watching a whole series straight through.

Anyway, to celebrate the end of one of the Best Shows Of All Time According To Me, I've got a round-up of some videos, gifs, and other Downton-related goodies.

And tell me, what are you going to miss most? Julian Fellowes' heavy-handed yet charming story lines? How Lady Edith could never get ahead? The way Lady Mary was such a smug, self-righteous jerk but you loved her anyway? The beautiful homes? The gorgeous period clothes and furnishings? Mrs. Padmore and Daisy's charming, high-strung relationship? MARY'S DRESSING GOWNS?

PBS has been ON IT with delightful, funny, moving videos to prep us all for the finale. Here are a few of my favorites.

Like anyone who's a fan of the show, I will sorely miss the Dowager Countess's one liners and zingers.

Fortunately, they've provided a lifetime's supply of perfect GIFs, and BuzzFeed has approximately 112 listicles outlining them. You can find some here and here and here.

My friend Sarah sent me this delightful mug that is so perfect for watching the show, reading, and cozy Sundays.

Perfect Sunday. #herladyship (Thank you for the perfect mug, @raintea!)

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I will also really miss The Fug Girls' Downton Recaps. I looked forward to them every Monday, and they've been such a fun way to indulge in and stretch out the enjoyment of the show.

And finally, this NY Times piece breaks down where the fictional series paralleled real-life historic events. Absolutely fascinating.

Do you have any favorite Downton bits, links, swag, or memories to share?

And please, no spoilers, but if Lady Edith doesn't end up happily married, so help me god, I will do absolutely nothing because this is a TV show.