"Exquisitely rendered and perfectly displayed, "Downton Abbey" is a beggar's banquet and, while Occupiers protest and the politicians argue, while the international economies shiver and the gap between rich and poor grows too wide to be breached by any staircase, we eat it up with a silver spoon."
Friday, February 10, 2012
downton abbey and silver spoons
I'm a Downton Abbey fan - in a big, heart-wrenching sort of way. I'm totally captivated. But I thought this LA Times article was illuminating and thought-provoking... we do mourn the disappearance of the old-world aristocracy right along with Lord Grantham and Lady Mary, right? And want all the servants to stay? And nothing to change? (And Matthew and Mary to marry? AH.)