I never thought I’d have cause to write about Downton Abbeymore than once. But this, I can’t resist:
I’m reminded of when I was a kid and Sesame Street did Upstairs Downstairs, with Cookie Monster as “Alistair Cookie.” The entire skit consisted of him Grover running up and down the stairs going, “I am upstairs! Now I am going to go…downstairs!” and vice versa. It made that title stick in my head, and laugh when I got older and found out that wasn’t the real plot.
This is slightly different, in that Downton Abbey probably won’t be around by the time today’s kids grow up. It just makes things more watchable for their parents now. Plus, PBS synergy and all that.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist