^ The only reason I even watched the first episode was because I got an email from Amazon I could watch Downton Abbey for free because I had a prime account. Or course I had to do the typical work around to watch it on my ipad. Photon is the best $5 I ever spent on an app.
Even not knowing anything about the show, I immediately knew the Duke was gay because why the fuck would he pick "the ugly one". That was only reaffirming when he requested a specific butler or w/e they want to call it.
My friends call me a dramater as I'm sadly well versed in the genre and hardly anything shocks me. Will be interesting to see how it develops but if there isn't some frivolity in a few episodes, I'll find myself bored with it.