The wives are leaving the air, but that doesn't mean you can't find suds elsewhere
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"Downton Abbey" - PBS
Yes, it's certainly a little more of a quality product than, say, "Dallas." There are historical references (the Titanic!), exceptional acting and actual subtext. But can we really say Lady Mary's quest to find a suitable husband isn't a bit soapy? While fans may not want to admit they're watching a soap, it's hard to deny that the machinations of the massive ensemble cast don't build up to a veddy proper lather.