[OPEN SPOILERS ALLOWED]
I really was hooked on the show during its first season. Great slice of life, Maggie Smith of course, wonderful capturing of the “everybody knows his place” early 20th century, a glimpse into a world that’s no longer there.
Season 2: More of the same. Still, the charm was there, moreso if you didn’t read any interviews with the insufferable Fellowes fellow.
Season 3: To paraphrase Oscar Wilde on losing both parents being careless, to lose a daughter in childbirth is tragic. To lose a son-in-law in childbirth as well the same season is just silly.
And then there are the “last season of Deadwood” plots that go nowhere, or might as well have,and the fact nobody ages more than two years in the decade or twelve years or whatever that has elapsed in the series. I just realized I couldn’t give a damn what happened this season; I have the premiere on my DVR but haven’t watched it. Probably will at some point, but feel no compulsion; Breaking Bad this ain’t.
So has anybody else WHO TRULY LIKED THE SERIES INITIALLY fallen completely out of love with it and now look upon its corseted powdered figure with classist ennui and disinterest?