Downton Abbey 4.05 Review

Let me start off by saying that this episode was erratic.  Downton Abbey’s primary reason for existing is nostalgia.  For those of us watching in the United States, we’re so far removed from our British aristocratic ancestors that we can only dream of a life lived over the pond.  And in our quest to blame everything on modern society, it’s nice to sit and visit with the Crawley family and their beautiful home and clothes and admire how regale and simple everything used to be.  We don’t want to learn anything particularly significant; we just want mild drama and a chance to stare at pretty things.  Downton Abbey is the pinterest of PBS.  And as such, walking the Crawley family through a warp speed “modernization” rings false.



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