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ALEX BEAM

Down on season two of ‘Downton Abbey’

To this set of snobbish ears, the second season of the PBS hit is just a dreary string of bad dialogue

Hey! Aspiring film school drones! Would you like to win a Golden Globe award? It’s within your reach, as long as you can write dreary scenes like these, from the PBS hit show “Downton Abbey’’:

BATES, the basset hound of British valets, to his on-again, off-again girlfriend: “I don’t know if I’ve dreaded this moment or longed for it.’’

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