Submitted by libbyliberal on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 5:57pm
Downton Abbey has jumped the shark in terms of overplotting and caricaturization.
I adored Season 1. Season 2 has turned into a Saturday Night Live satire of itself I was shocked to discover after viewing Episode 6 yesterday.
When I heard some of my coworkers comparing it to a Brit historical soap opera as Season 2 unfolded I found myself getting defensive. For a long time I have cherished the quality and sensibility of British dramas, especially those that make it to pbs. Read below the fold...