I realize there are only a couple of hours left for this posting to be a true “Friday Fave”, so here goes!

I just finished watching Masterpiece Theater’s “Downton Abbey”, Part 1, again — and it was even better the second time around. Is this possible?

Not only is the masterful Masterpiece Theater an all-time favorite of mine, Downton Abbey in particular is quickly becoming a favorite due in part to the actor Brendan Coyle, who plays John Bates. He’s a subtle, yet brilliant actor and I look forward to seeing how his character unfolds over the next several weeks. I’ve also enjoyed watching him in another favorite Masterpiece, “Lark Rise to Candleford”.

Let’s face it. This classic is a favorite any day of the week!