“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: What Season 2 of “Downton Abbey” Can Teach Us About The Current State of Television

Mo Ryan and I are back, with a long look at the second season of “Downton Abbey”. We also look at shows that in recent past were great, only to have fallen from grace. What can a British period piece teach us about the pitfalls of television in general? Listen and find out.

Also? Read about Mo’s take on “Downton Abbey” here and my take on the decline of the television episode here.

Time stamps:

Downton Abbey: 0:00 – 24:34

The State of Serialization: 24:34 – End

Music: “Thought I Knew You,” Matthew Sweet

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One Comment

  1. Jesse Jackson
    Posted February 23, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Just as a counter argument, I’ve enjoyed the latest Fringe season and it has not bothered me at all. To use Mo’s example, I don’t think this is a “hole in the ground.” I think it is a different house and I like the house. I’ve liked the journey of the show. As I said, I understand where you both are coming from, I just totally disagree. However I still love the weekly podcasts!