There is much more here than a British accent. The story line is compelling and takes us through a bit of history from a different perspective. The cast is full of beautiful people including Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens, Hugh Bonnville and even professor Mcgonagal (Maggie Smith).
It's good that there is finally some interesting television to watch that isn't full of violence and other physical things... but instead provokes the mind with just enough interest to keep you excited.
The series pulls you in almost right away as a scandal happens in the middle of the night. Only a few people are privy to that event however the secret slowly leaks out.
They way they talk is different....more intelligent like they say what they mean and mean what they say. The only people that lie are the schemers ..and there are a few of those. For the most part I would recommend this tv series for the whole family.