Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More on Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey--the second daughter and the radical Irish chauffeur are proponents of women's suffrage... I do find all of the "progressive agitation" annoying. After all, who is made out to be the villain? The Dowager Countess of Grantham, played by Maggie Smith, who is a stubborn obstacle to change but made to seem a fool holding on to privilege and the old ways, for the most part. I wouldn't support the ways of the aristocracy, especially as it had been transformed during the rise of the modern nation-state, but that doesn't mean I have to adopt liberalism as a solution.


Liberals may hold on to their radical egalitarian fantasies, but nature will win out.

Daybreak: Hugh Bonneville on Downton Abbey - Show 17 - 28/9/10 - itv.com/daybreak




So is the original Upstairs, Downstairs worth a look?





What about the new version? Has it been subjected to the heavy creative hand of leftist ideologues at the BBC?


Actresses without children 'can't play mothers'

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