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Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:31 PM
The kings, queens and lords were loving parents, but look how some of their offspring came off. Edward VIII through off his crown to marry a woman of dubious origins. No one flaunted tradition more. And there are many other instances of such "bad" behavior.

The first thing to do is to admit that I’m a Downton Abbey fan. In fact, I’ve watched every episode twice. But in my defense, I counterbalance my Downtonviewings with at least one hour spent with my chainsaw for every hour tuned into Masterpiece Classic.

One of the first things one notices, if one is a regular viewer of BBC productions, is that Downton is unusually ideologically and religiously balanced. One of the other effects one notices when one watches a lot of BBC is that one starts referring to oneself in the third rather than the first person....