Americans Are (Not) So Simple

Don’t you feel sorry for all those poor little Amewicans, who can’t understand complex storylines?

When Downton Abbey is shown in the USA,

…viewers will be left baffled…the beautifully nuanced portrait of pre-First World War upper-class life could prove just a little too complex for the trans¬≠atlantic audience…in the land of the notoriously short attention span.

As a result, Downton, which ran for eight hours on ITV, has been slashed to six for the States.

Except that almost every word of the above quote from the Mail on Sunday is a lie.


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