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Will in Seattle 1
It's a meaty roll.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 2, 2013 at 1:31 PM · Report this
I love David Mitchell's love of Downton:
In some ways, it's unassailably respectable: a Sunday night costume drama, oozing the cream of the British acting profession. But it's not particularly worthy or worthwhile, and yet neither is it trashy or amoral enough to be watched with irony. It falls equidistantly between the two vastly separated stools of Our Friends in the North and RuPaul's Drag Race. Watching it is nothing to be proud of, but neither is it sufficiently shaming to be conversationally interesting.

I've seen every single episode. I enjoy it enormously. I'm already looking forward to the Christmas special. I also think it's shit. Not badly acted or filmed – but appallingly scripted and structured. Utterly inept with regard to these elements of television production which I previously considered vital to a drama's success – or certainly its enjoyability. Yet I undoubtedly do enjoy Downton Abbey, and not "because it's so terrible". I unironically enjoy it despite how bad it is. Is that what they call cognitive dissonance? Or is it just really liking footage of a stately home?…
Posted by gloomy gus on January 2, 2013 at 1:35 PM · Report this
The actor who plays Thomas is incredibly sexy.
Posted by Queerly Yours on January 2, 2013 at 1:49 PM · Report this
that's a guy
Posted by Reader01 on January 2, 2013 at 2:06 PM · Report this
fletc3her 5
I always imagine that they just have a lot of actors who like the part tottering around England. Amazing to see the transformations they bring about.
Posted by fletc3her on January 2, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 6…

you will love this, schmader.
Posted by scary tyler moore on January 2, 2013 at 4:16 PM · Report this
WHOA! O'Brien is secretly a hot mama!
Posted by heatherly on January 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM · Report this

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