By Susan Harper
In an era when our vast array of TV channels, as if under some evil spell, can’t seem to offer much to viewers who aren’t dedicated sports fans, the sudden debut of “Downton Abbey” nearly two years ago was a revelation.
It was still possible, we learned, to portray history in all its details with near-impeccable accuracy. Still possible to give us world-class actors on the “small screen,” and to create a story so compelling they couldn’t wait to get their teeth into it. Who knew? I can’t recall being this excited about television since — well, maybe ever!