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Clearly, there is something special about Downton Abbey. The British period drama about the post-Edwardian era has won a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy award, and was even recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Downton Abbey</em>: Trash or Class?

Downton Abbey: Trash or Class?

A ridiculously shallow analytical report from your two favorite O'Brien-types. Ain't no shame, rock those crazy curls, girl. We were recently asked, by a non-viewer, whether we thought Downton was more Masterpiece Theater or Revenge? After closely watching season two's…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Downton Abbey</em> Recap: Season 2, Episode 7: Christmas Extravaganza!

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 2, Episode 7: Christmas Extravaganza!

Welcome back to Downton Abbey! Where it's Christmas, because this show takes place in the past. You guys, we made it through the wilderness, and it wasn't easy. The show is just getting more and more absurd, and they're bringing…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Downton Abbey</em> Recap: Season 2, Episode 6

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 2, Episode 6

Welcome back to Downton Abbey, where things have morphed into a straight-up soap opera. It's pretty dire. Since the war is over, they brought in the Spanish flu because a plot driven by character development is not enough for Downton…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Downton Abbey</em> Recap: Season 2, Episode 5

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 2, Episode 5

Welcome back to Downton Abbey, where we are no longer at war! Well, kind of. World War One is over, but the shit is still on at Downton. The soapiness increased roughly a thousandfold, as we saw the return of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Downton Abbey</em> Recap: Season 2, Episode 4

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 2, Episode 4

Welcome back to Downton Abbey, a house now touched by tragedy. In this episode we lost one and a half men, were blown away by the Dowager Countess' formidableness, and met Ethel's obese baby. Did anyone do a cry count?…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Downton Abbey</i> Recap: Season 2, Episode 3

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 2, Episode 3

Welcome back to Downton Abbey! It's 1918 and the officers' convalescent home at Downton Abbey is popping off. Upstairs, the ladies have adjusted beautifully to their new roles (HBiC, "nurse," personal assistant, blanket-thrower, Mary), and downstairs the servants' intrigues never…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Downton Abbey</i> Recap: Season 2, Episode 2

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 2, Episode 2

Welcome back to Downton Abbey! (Hello to you too, simultaneously dead-eyed and crazy-eyed Laura Linney.) This week, we saw Downton turned into an officers' convalescent home, the departure of William, the return of Bates, and our end of patience with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Downton Abbey</i> Recap: Season 2, Episode 1

Downton Abbey Recap: Season 2, Episode 1

Welcome back to Downton Abbey. We hope we gave you enough time to read Friday's long-ass preview. The episode starts with a bang! Literally. It was crammed full of plot and we don't want to overwhelm you, so let's break…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Hey, You: Watch <em>Downton Abbey</em> with Us!

Hey, You: Watch Downton Abbey with Us!

Amazing news, everyone! Downton Abbey, the only watchable best show on public television is back for its second season starting Sunday on PBS. The show follows the trials and tribulations of the lords, ladies, and servants of a fictional English…
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