As I said on the blog a couple of weeks ago, I'm not going to do episodic reviews of "Downton Abbey" because, among other reasons, the knowledge gap between people who watched the episodes when they aired in the UK and those who are watching it now on PBS is too great and complicates the conversation.
But now that we have HitFix message boards, I can set up separate discussion areas for those two groups, and then we can come together on the blog after the Christmas special airs on PBS.
This post is for discussion of the episodes as they air on PBS. We're two weeks into season 2 as I write this, so how's everybody feeling about Lord and Lady Grantham, Bates and Anna, Thomas, etc. at this point?