Monday, January 6, 2014
Downton Eye Rolling
Aside from this, the episode had many uninteresting side stories--I couldn't tell you which one was the least interesting--perhaps the new maid in cahoots with the conniving butler--and there were a few times where what happened was a little too convenient (Lady Crawley happening to overhear Nanny Bumpo speak a racial slur to the young "half-breed" baby; that one lad running into Anna and that pretty visitor slumming it at the dance hall, same pretty visitor being able to change into a maid's uniform in fourteen seconds and change back again). But still, but still. It's better than any episode of NCIS or CNIS or Law and Order or Two and a Half Men, for Christ's sake. For the sets and costumes alone and Maggie Smith's sometimes weak, sometimes pithy one liners, I'll continue to watch.