We watched the series finale last month so if you are still watching the US releases, please stop here and do not read any further as there are massive spoilers ahead.
The first three seasons seemed to be going somewhere but after Matthew’s death it all seemed to go downhill. They should have just paid the guy his millions to stay on. Instead what we have here is The Office post Michael Scott just less funny and sometimes very painful. The series finale did not really give much of a high either as it felt more like a farewell gone too long.
“I liked Matthew’s proposal to Mary, Carson and his timidity, and hilarious Lady Grantham along with Spratt but they killed Sybil, they killed Matthew.. what else was there? The finale was boring.” – Janishyathi
Everyone seemed to receive their own happy ending albeit a little forced. Thomas finally takes over for Carson which seemed really cheesy but not as cheesy as Mary’s marriage, who has been jumping the shark herself for the past two seasons. Bates and Anna finally get a child, good for them and Edith finally gets married to the richest guy in the world, good for Robert. At least the cinematography and score were still amazing to the end.