I overheard Rush blurting out some big "Downton Abbey" spoilers on the air today. I'm not sure if the Spoiler Statute of Limitations has expired yet, as it hasn't been a full week since the finale for American viewers. I have never made so much as a Twitter reference to a plot twist from a TV show less than one month old without someone angrily shouting "SPOILERS!" I guess that's a consequence of the VCR-DVR-Video On Demand era. In the old days, pretty much everyone who was going to see Sunday night's season finale of a TV show saw it on Sunday night
I once joked that Jonah Goldberg of National Review and I were going to become the founders, and pretty much sole members, of the conservative "Downton Abbey" fan club, but boy were we wrong. Fellow righties came flying in from all around to declare they were fans of the show too, and not just because their Significant Others made them watch it. I detected a bit of that girlfriend-loves-this-show sheepishness at first, but it's now completely evaporated.