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Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

psweeney Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 5:25 AM
I too adore Downton Abbey, have seen every single show twice, am only truly happy when I watch the show. The characters are complex & interesting, the treachery is non stop. The recent outing of gay butler Thomas was handled with taste, kindness, & respect.
George257 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 9:17 AM
At lest Thomas would have had the grace not to ask for a gay marriage.

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....