Downton presents a world in which some people are in service and others are not, and this is an entirely appropriate and even desirable inequality, one that makes the world right and good.
Downton Abbey is a show that may have become trapped by its own success, because few viewers want to see Fellowes pull the plug on the golden age.
Far more than the suffragette Lady Sibyl, the working-class Daisy is in dire need of emancipation
We all know what happens when US networks attempt to remake UK shows – it’s usually an utter mess.
This season of Downton Abbey is all about boundaries of the body and the deconstruction of social order through warfare.
Astute viewers may note parallels between the tarnish on the gilded age of Downton Abbey and our own class problems today.