Sunday Sign Off: Downton Abbey, Rise of the Machines

Sure, we could spend the whole new season fretting over Downton's precarious finances, OR the writers could have devised a whole new story arc: the luddite Mrs. Patmore learns that the machines are plotting to take over Downton and must set about destroying all telephones and electric mixers even as the people around her believe she's descended into madness. It's going to be pretty wild.


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Hey, friends. Can we please cut Doug some slack? It's one thing to address issues when they come up in his articles, but let's stop nitpicking every single thing he says or does. It's starting to become mean-spirited up in here and it's hurting my heart.

Be kind.