Here’s Sean Bean of Game Of Thrones and Lord Of The Rings fame explaining why he doesn’t think Downton Abbey is anything special. Surprisingly not on his list of reasons? Downton’s distressing lack of direwolf pups.
We were tempted to go full-on sensationalized gossip headline with, say, “OMG Sean Bean Rips Downton Abbey,” but his criticism is actually super moderate and very reasonable. We disagree, of course, but I guess there’s only enough room for one super-buzzed-out series where problems are frequently solved with magic: