I have to mention Downton Abbey. All the LETTER WRITING that took place in this series was a delight to scribblers everywhere. I mean, their importance is unmistakable as they played a real supporting role, even holding a SILENT appearance right there in the beginning credits!
Ahhh, so beautiful, regal, and yet subtle in their (supposedly)
I'd like to point out however, that these wax-sealed, messengered, and folded-mounds-of-importance spoke boldly in their supporting role for 6 seasons. Let's take a look at some key moments in front of the camera, shall we?
I wouldn't dream of taking anything away from the actors on the human side of things, but clearly, letters... played their role beautifully in this record breaking series. They brought suspense, drama (in postal fashion), and joy in bold inky style. Their sometimes dry wit, delivered on the parchest of papers, left us wanting more. I tip my hat to the cast and creative minds of Downton Abbey...
... But to the Letters (guest appearances as well as staff) I say, take a bow! It's the 21st century and you're still going strong. Making the world take note that scribbling is here to stay. You've still got it!
Whether Upstairs or Downstairs, you've done a smashing job. Made us quite proud. Ta!