'Downton Abbey' Is Downright Un-American

"Downton Abbey" builds a Potemkin village of happy servitude.

I confess, I like Downton Abbey. It is not a refined taste -- it belongs in the class of bodice rippers and large boxes of cheap candy. But I enjoy the clothes and the hair. I like the soap opera plots involving dilemmas and medical dramas that couldn't exist in a modern society. I even like most of the people.

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