When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of "Downton Abbey," four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and --- even more unexpectedly --- with each other…
Samantha Davis married young and for the wrong reason: the security of old Atlanta money --- for herself and for her orphaned brother and sister. She never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal.
Claire Walker is now an empty nester and struggling author who left her home in the suburbs for the old world charm of The Alexander, and for a new and productive life. But she soon wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all.
And then there’s Brooke MacKenzie, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. She’s just starting to realize that it’s time to take a deep breath and come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be.
For Samantha, Claire, Brooke --- and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings --- it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life’s hardest moments --- all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of "Downton Abbey."
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey