Downton Abbey and popular culture: God’s gift to us

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Downton cast members

Downton Abbey – what will happen next? How ever can we wait so long to find out? Why do we care?

Because we are wired for storytelling. Because we actually feel we ‘know’ these characters, indeed we love them. (Likewise, Dad’s Army is so enduringly popular because, essentially, we love Captain Mainwaring and his platoon.)

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Photo credit: KCTS 9 / Flickr / Creative Commons. Pictured: Michelle Dockery (Mary) and Dan Stevens (Matthew) in Seattle, August 2011.

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