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  • Anonymous

    Thank you for the lovely, and hilarious, character map. Hope you will flesh it out in future editions.

    After reading dozens of articles and reviews on Downton, it seems that many critics revel in disparaging Downton as a soap opera, but it does strike me as much more in the tradition of a Dickens-like serialization, especially given the multiple interacting layers of society depicted and the incredibly memorable characters, relationships and settings in both.

    Back in the day, Dickens readers were similarly absorbed in his weekly or monthly episodic stories, making them the talk of town and countryside alike while waiting for the next installment.

    So I hope you will use your soapbox to correct self-important reviewers and critics who seem to believe that their attempts to cut “Downton Abbey” down to size somehow confirms their exalted taste and clarity of vision. It really doesn’t, at all. It merely confirms how small-minded (and, perhaps, incapable of joy?) they are.