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High: Period dramas (and costumes) are having a moment

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Period dramas (and

costumes) having a moment

The clothes were just as entertaining (and in some cases, more entertaining) than the scripts and the acting in some television dramas. We’ve already come to expect retro sartorial eye candy from “Mad Men” (at left) — je t’aime “Zou Bisou Bisou” — and “Downton Abbey.” In 2012, neither show disappointed. The return of BBC America’s “The Hour” was another polished, mid-century delight. There were even highlights to be found in eras not usually celebrated for style acumen. Witness the poly-blend deliciousness of Ben Affleck’s “Argo” (right).

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