Sunday, July 15, 2012

Downton Abbey


Summer is rerun-time! The weather is particularly suitable for watching TV and I had seen only the final episodes of the second season before. Mind you, I would have been perfectly capable of gobbling down both seasons in full, even if I had known them both by heart.

I realise it does not really set me apart from the rest of Western society, but still : Am strangely fond of this show!

I always appreciate when writers shun clichés and stereotypes, and admit it : Nothing would have been easier than making the gay man a nice guy and the American immigrant the vulgar and loud woman they are usually depicted as on European TV.

Add to that a witty dialogue, finely tuned acting, beautiful stage sets and Maggie Smith!

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