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Incoming Yuppie Cocaine: "Downton Abbey" Series 4 Clip

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 19, 2013 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | September 19, 2013 |

So “Downton Abbey”, our once quaint little British import that has devolved into a full-fledged telenovela, is getting ready to come back for its fourth series (and Christmas Special addendum). The British get to see it this month but it doesn’t air in America until January because of continued monarchist repression.

Here’s the new clip, in which Lady Mary brings effortless snark into the world of epic mourning.

Losing a loved one is an ache that never goes away. That said, I think Mary could work out some of her heartbreak by screwing another Turkish ambassador in half.

Dustin posted the first trailer a couple of weeks ago, but I’ll post it again here so that you aren’t forced to move your index finger an extra sixteenth of an inch in that extra click (WebMD assures me that this would give you seven different forms of cancer).

My favorite part is how there’s a miniature montage of several people in quick succession sipping tea. The Dowager Countess must have said something scandalous about the new black character. Sorry. African-British character.

I’m not sure if I still watch this show despite it becoming a train wreck, or because of it, but I do know that I am sticking with it until the Great Depression just to watch the whole thing disintegrate. Earl Grantham keeps losing all his money during one of history’s biggest bubbles, I can only imagine that when it pops somehow Thomas is going to end up running the place with the Earl as his footman, and Edith as his beard.

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