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OVERRATED: TV series as cult objects

Whether the result of the Internet's thirst for chatter or the ease with which shows can be consumed in obsessive binges, it's no longer enough for a series to be good, it must become a cause. Consider "Downton Abbey," (pictured) a well-done (if familiar) British costume drama earning PBS some deserved press: Can't such a show just be enjoyable without inspiring theme parties, evangelical social media testimony and inevitably unrealistic expectations?
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