Klefan S4…because the chart says it’s so ;)
I don’t think I’m alone in this, but there was something disconcerting in seeing a rising fervor for Downton Abbey this season precisely as the show revealed its major structural flaws. And while the season finale (really, the Christmas episode aired as a stand-alone in the UK) contained a number of beautifully-filmed emotional high points (I particularly like Carson framed between Matthew and Mary during the servant’s ball), it also illustrated how those flaws have hollowed out or overstretched what could have been richer stories.
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I’ve got the room booked, and the snacks and drinks ready.
One character who was on for only an episode died.
It was terrible.
Sybil in episode 2x02
It’s a brave new world we’re headed for, no doubt about that. We must try to meet it with as much grace as we can muster.
Downton Abbey, 2.02
The happiest people here appear to be some shady jerk, a young man about to go war, a lady hoping to have an affair with a married man (practically in front of his wife), and a guy who had his hand permanently mutilated so he could live. This was a depressing episode.
Jace Lacob @ the Daily Beast is one of the biggest DA champions out there and it shows in his exclusives. He didn’t disappoint with his latest on S2, based on his interviews with Julian Fellowes and the DA cast while they were in the US for the TCA tour. It’s a two-parter and you have to click on the cast picture for the 2nd part which goes into details over S2. Not much that’s new if you’ve kept up with the spoilers, but they’re fleshed out more and given more context.
squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! [Downton Abbey Season 2: Cast and Creator On Emmys, Spoilers, and More - The Daily Beast]