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Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:33 PM
Refinement among all classes? The servants were almost slaves. They had no opportunities to progress out of their class. You would not be comfortable, believe me, if you were not of the "right" class.

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....