This piece was inspired by an episode of The Cooler. Give it a listen!
Over the past six years, I've had a love-hate relationship with Downton Abbey. Like with most romances, things started off hot and heavy, but eventually cooled way down (my turning point: when they killed off Sybil, the woman responsible for making harem-pants and marrying poor, hot dudes fashionable). But, through all the recycled storylines (Bates is in trouble with the law...again! Edith is unlucky in love...again!) and snoozy B-plots (the old people argue over a hospital merger...for 7 whole episodes!), there was one shining light that kept me watching: the Dowager Countess. Before this often great/sometimes terrible show rides off into the sunset, let's take a moment to give credit where credit is due and appreciate her finest moments:
Wh-what is being wrong?