Skip to comments.Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey
Posted on 02/15/2013 1:33:55 AM PST by malkee
So Downton Abbeys message is an anti-class warfare one. The fact is that the spirit of the critics is hard left, and maybe thats why Downton Abbey makes them so angry, because the success of the series shows that this group does not speak for America.
It also shows something equally important to the future of our culture: that there is no inherent need for good TV to be left of center. Stories sympathetic to virtue, preservation of property and admiration of nobility and of wealth can be told beautifully and to wide audiences, and I suspect they will be more and more in the future.
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And I wondered my liberal friend didn't watch Downton Abbey, even though it's available on basic cable.
Downton Abbey is a PBS period drama currently in its third season. It takes place WWI/20s era.
It’s one the few TV programs I watch. I never thought of the conservative/liberal divide in regard to this show, but Jerry Bowyer does a good job of describing it.
It takes place in Britain. It’s on Sunday nights at 9pm if you wish to view it, but this Sunday is the last episode of the season, and it’s a continuing story, so you might be lost if you watch it. Kind of a modern day Upstairs/Downstairs, if you remember that program from the 70s.
Downton has had huge ratings here, and especially for PBS. It’s also wildly popular in the U.K.
I never heard of it until I started seeing numerous comments about it.
So, I found it on Netflix. Halfway through Episode 1 of Season 1, I was hooked. I caught most of Season 2 on PBS and am glued to PBS each Sunday night for the current season.
B-side of a Petula Clark 45?
I know I have that 45. Now I’m going to have to look.
And I wondered my liberal friend didn’t watch Downton Abbey”
...and I don’t understand how a conservative can have a “liberal friend”. I had a few and I no longer associate with them. I have liberal in laws coming to town this weekend and I’ll avoid them like the plague.
When I found out my daughters piano teacher of 5 years was a lib, I fired him and told him I won’t knowingly give money to someone who supports the destruction of my country, family and income.
My parents’ assisted-living building had an “Upstairs Downstairs” viewing group a couple of years ago. They would meet every week and watch an episode or two on video. Eventually they got through the whole series and went back to doing puzzles.
It’s a joke, son. Glad you caught it.
There’s a difference in libs. Some are merely uneducated, and sponges for whatever they see on TV. Others, the ones you want to avoid, are active and pushy.
I used to be a lib until I educated myself. My wife was. Many of us were. But if one grows up and is still a lib, and refused to rationalize their liberalism, that’s when they are no longer innocent, and worthy of back-turning.
Back on topic, I’ve been thinking about getting involved with this show, but I haven’t convinced my wife yet. We don’t have any network or cable TV, so it’s all Netflix for us, and it’s right there.
I have a liberal friend, whom I used to work with. He retired in 2004. He is actually a very nice guy, and smart. He’s of German descent and from Chicago, sort of “bad” influences. The German part makes him something of a statist, he is more inclined to favor government intervention than I would ever be. (I grew up in New York City, btw, and by age 15 it was clear to me that most government interventions in the economy are counterproductive, wasteful and unfair. My life experiences have only manifestly confirmed that view.)
Still and all, he is a good enough engineer to recognize things like solar power and electric cars are pipe dreams.
Not with everyone.
You can also watch Full episodes on PBS.COM look for the Masterpiece tab.
And nothing makes me change the channel quicker than seeing two homosexuals kiss, which is what happened in the one and ONLY episode of Downton Abbey I tried to watch. And have never watched again.
A hard liberal that I know (o-bot, overpaid state employee, etc) from my former line of work that I am still facebook “freinds” with her apparently loves it from what little that person puts up.
If you want to start enjoying the Abbey journey, you should do it in order. Netflix streaming is a good way as is buying/borrowing the discs.
We find it to be a very addictive show.
Hi, Downton Abbey in my opinion is a beautifully written, very well acted drama series on PBS. It centers around an aristocratic lord and his family along with the staff, many who love and respect them. The characters are so well done that I even like the Marxist son in law (wink, wink).