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Forget about those sexy blood suckers (Vampire Diaries) and the zombie apocalypse (The Walking Dead). The best show to hit the tube in the last couple of years has got to be Downton Abbey. If you haven't been initiated to the world of the Crawley family, a clan of scandal-plagued, aristocratic Brits in the early 1900s, you really have been missing out. Fear not dear chaps. We have a video recap that will teach you every single thing you need to know about this awesome show before season 3 debuts January 6 on PBS. Take a look!

This show has been filled with can't-miss drama from day one, giving us a peek into the lives of the upper crust Crawleys and their servants. From the sinking of the Titanic to World World I to the population dwindling from the Spanish influenza, they can't escape calamity. It makes for some seriously good TV. And who doesn't love a British accent?!

Check out the most in-depth Downton Abbey synopsis to date. If you aren't hooked already, you will be.  

Watch Downton Abbey: Official Seasons 1 & 2 Recap on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Are you a fan of the show? If so, do you think Matthew and Lady Mary will actually end up together?