Cold bisque doll and star of BBC's Sherlock series, Benedict Cumberbatch is not, how you say, a fan of Downton Abbey. Doth the Queen know of this split among her people? In a recent interview with the New York Times, Cumberbatch was asked if he resembles the sociopathic character he portrays on the show. Yes, as it turns out, he does:
Mr. Cumberbatch could at least relate to this aspect of the character. He recalled an encounter he'd had in January at the Golden Globe Awards, where the PBS "Masterpiece" executive producer Rebecca Eaton taunted him affectionately with a trophy that had just been won by 'Downton Abbey.'...'I just looked at it and went: ‘Begone, woman. Bring it back when it says Sherlock Holmes or Steven Moffat or myself - someone else who's more deserving than the second series of Downton Abbey.
Exhibiting a diplomacy that his Holmes is not known for, Mr. Cumberbatch stopped himself from saying anything more about the rival television series.
'I know too many people who are in it,' he said. 'I thought the first series was good. That's what I'll say.'
Ipso facto, if you do not enjoy Downton Abbey and/or do not support their garnering of television awards, you too are an unfeeling psycho.
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