Gosford Park ★★★★

I've not watched much Downton Abbey because I find it too twee and bland. I get that it's fun and comforting to watch the inner workings of a stately country manor but I always wanted something more. And this is what I love about Gosford Park - it has all of the upstairs downstairs intrigue, the gossip and the sniping from every corner that's like a warm blanket - but it also has a richness and a darkness that I find is missing from Downton Abbey.