Why Downton Abbey is Can and Can’t Miss TV at the Same Time

Monday Discussion

downton-abbey-not-_2001989bSpoiler alert: Read no further if you have not seen last night’s episode.

I Repeat:
Spoiler alert: Read no further if you have not seen last night’s episode.

Last night was the season ending episode of the wildly successful BBC production Downton Abbey.  The acting is superb, for the most part, the writing is well done, the staging and cinematography are fantastic, and as a period piece, the history is mostly on target.

No doubt today, fans and critics are waxing on about the death of Matthew Crawley only hours after the birth of his son and heir. For the most part, I have enjoyed the Downton story but less so with each passing season. And, as with most TV dramas, I have irritated my family with my periodic critiques of the underlying theology and worldview. I don’t try to irritate, I am just trying to be obedient to the Scripture and “take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:5)

Last week I posted to links that tackled the Downton Abbey phenomenon head on. One was negative and one was positive and they were both on target. See what you think. The Links are below.

Another Take on Downton Abbey and Why the Left Hates It (Good juxtaposition with the next link.)
Sanity on the Downton Abbey Phenomenon (Some honest evaluation of the popular BBC production)

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