Benedict Cumberbatch has blasted Downton Abbey by remarking that the second series was 'f***ing atrocious'
Benedict Cumberbatch has blasted hit show Downton Abbey, by remarking that the second series was ‘f***ing atrocious’.
The Sherlock star berated the drama in a recent interview, slamming it for its romantic storylines and calling it a ‘nostalgia trip’ to the early 1900s.
He also criticised the period show for being ‘sentimental and clichéd’.
The actor became disgruntled when his latest project Parade’s End, a period drama to be aired on the BBC later this summer, was compared to Downton Abbey.
The comments apparently ruffled the actor, leading to his disdainful remarks about the second series of Downton.
‘We won’t talk about that series because it was, in my opinion, atrocious.’ he said, adding that his new show would be ‘much more sophisticated.’
We’ll be reserving judgement on that one, thank you very much.
Viewers, no doubt, will disagree with Benedict’s comments, as the eagerly anticipated third season speeds towards us, promising our elegant Sunday night perioid drama fix.
And autumn sets in, surely a stylish nostalgia trip is exactly what we want?
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