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Marry in Haste, Repent at Leisure

A Very British Scandal (2022) Firstly, it is very disconcerting to see the actress who portrayed Elizabeth II in the first season of “The Crown” play this member of the British aristocracy who created a scandal in the divorce courts. … Continue reading

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With a Cast and Crew of Thousands, the Talkies Come to:

Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022) The general release of this film was yesterday, so I took the missus to the movies for her birthday (which is actually today). We haven’t been out to see a film in almost two-and-a-half … Continue reading

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They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wait

Downton Abbey (2010 – 2015) Having been a late fan of Upstairs, Downstairs (1971-1975), I find it interesting how the British love to show a time when rich people (read, the nobility) had servants (read, slaves). At the moment, we … Continue reading

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Government: By the People for the People?

Aristocracy vs Liberty Phineas Quimby was a very opinionated man. And having witnessed first-hand the American Civil War meant that he based his thinking on what he saw going on around him. Politically, he equated priests and doctors to the … Continue reading

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