Last Sunday, we invited over a lot of people, ordered a bucket of wings, made a potful of chili and bought a keg of beer, all in preparation for the major television event of the season, Downton Abbey, Episode 5 of Season 2.

Apparently, one of the other networks counterprogrammed with something called the "Souper Bowl" or whatever, in an effort to slow down the PBS entertainment juggernaut. As if.

Steve Shattuck, Baltimore