Wednesday, July 13, 2022

MD Review: Pride and Prejudice

The whole 'upstairs/downstairs' crew of Downton Abbey have returned for A New Era... of withering snobbery, apparently. When last we reveled in the period ecstasy of The Crawleys and Co., they weathered through a Royal visit with cheeky aplomb. Alas, this time out they spend most of the time embracing tired clichés of the rich and the British, with one half of the clan looking down their noses at a silent movie crew on the home front, while the other half go abroad to show up the French ("so French!") on their own turf. Whereas the Downton gang's first big screen outing was like savoring a warm crumpet, the sequel is more akin to taking a big bite of stale custard tart.

MD Rating: 6/10

Downton Abbey: A New Era is now streaming on Peacock.

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