Downton Abbey and the Grace of the Agitated Allegorical Swan

Putting it on the big screen amplifies what Downton Abbey is, and isn’t. It’s the anti-blockbuster, the polar opposite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

HIghclere Castle, which serves as setting for fictional Downton Abbey. Photo by Richard Munckton via Wikimedia Commons

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Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson

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Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Veteran. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag on culture & politics, food writing @yonderandhome, Host @heardtellshow & other media