PBS British drama Downton Abbey made its way back to U.S. television Sunday night, and fans of the series couldn’t have been more excited for all the tea, biscuits and numerous other Brit staples found in the show. Not to mention the plot line steeped in historic events and garnished with twists and snark that keeps fans coming back for more.
The two-hour season four premiere meant that viewers took to Twitter to share thoughts and excited feelings about the shows return.
Practically everyone was excited for the premiere.
@catscarlett I like sports, but I’m positively palpitating for “Downton Abbey.” — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack)
DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY DOWNTON ABBEY — margaret l. (@wellsmargowagon)
Even despite certain plot twists.
So excited about Downton Abbey tonight even though all the actors have been killed off. — Sean Hanley (@SeanHanley7)
They also broke out every British stereotype in the book.
cooking fish + chips for dinner tonight. well, because, downton abbey. YOU GUYS IT’S FINALLY ON. (in 30 min that is…) — whitney johns (@whit_johns)
Downton Abbey. Tea, anyone? — Dottie Rush (@DottieRush)
And were a little more than thrilled for the Dowager Countess’ snarky attitude.
Have we stated in the past 10 min just how much we love the dowager countess? So sassy. #downtonpbs — AARP (@AARP)
“Edith, you have no life, come help me.” – The Dowager Countess. — Andres Almeida (@andresdavid)
And as always, dubious spoilers dominate most Twitter feeds.
Things that don’t happen on #downtonabbey tonight: Lady Mary doesn’t smile. Mr. Bates doesn’t let anyone else take the blame. — Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine)
Also: The Dowager Countess doesn’t accidentally shoot Mosely in the face. #DowntonAbbey Oh, and absolutely no one has sex or appears happy. — Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine)
#DowntonAbbey didn’t happen update for this Sunday. P.S. The soup is luke warm and Daisy will probably be hanged because of it. — Tim Goodman (@BastardMachine)
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