Thursday, 5 July 2012

Christmas Special Period Dramas

This Christmas, what is it going to be - Downton Abbey or Call the Midwife

Now, there is a rumour or maybe it’s true that two of the biggest period dramas will be up against each other this Christmas, the luxurious Edwardian drama, Downton Abbey against the humble and truthful Call the Midwife.

BBC has been a leader in producing some of the most famous period movies and mini series, when it comes to period dramas you know BBC will get it right and strike the chord but with ITV’s Downton Abbey things changed, it was the most viewed television show last Christmas. According to The Guardian, UK, Downton Abbey won over BBC’s East Enders by a huge margin in the last season and at Christmas which means BBC is definitely up to making something worthwhile to get its crown back.

BBC’S Call the Midwife has been the latest and the greatest success in this genre so BBC is planning to produce a Christmas Special Episode and compete against Downton Abbey.

What do you think are Call the Midwife’s chances against the champion Downton Abbey? Personally, I think BBC’s show is going to give a tough fight to ITV. Call the Midwife is a good show, which I enjoyed a lot. It is different from the typical period dramas (like Downton Abbey) which show the riches and the fine cutlery of jobless aristocrats, rather, it shows the life of people of East London in the 1950s, most of whom have limited resources.

Please let me know, which one would you prefer to watch this Christmas, although I know you have bigger plans than watching television, still, Downton Abbey or Call the Midwife?
ITV's Downton Abbey and BBC's Call the Midwife

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