Full disclosure: We are hooked on Downton Abbey
. We find the beautiful PBS Masterpiece, British-period drama soothing, surprisingly easy to follow and full of useful lessons in Edwardian etiquette. The end of the first season left the Crawley family and their household of servants facing the beginning of World War I. Important questions remain: What of Lady Mary and her search for a husband? What of the mysterious valet Bates and his romance with Anna? Is Lady Sybil a lesbian? If you can't wait until the January 8, 2012, premiere, see a sneak preview of the first hour of the new season tonight at the National WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial (100 West 26th Street, 816-784-1918). Seating is first-come, first-served. Reserve a spot at kcpt.org/events
. The high drama begins at 7 p.m.