The more things change on Downton Abbey, the more they stay the same. One of the biggest problems Ive had with the show in the past few seasons has been its tendency to merely repurpose and repackage storylines. Edith falls for the wrong man, Lord Grantham refuses to change with the times, someone is scheming below decks to raise their station. Weve seen it all before and, as the wheel of the season turns, we will see it all again.
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