Benedict Cumberbatch Wants To Make Sure You Know He Didn’t Like The Second Season Of Downton Abbey

Kelly Conaboy | August 15, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Hey, lots of Downton Abbey “news” today! Who would’ve thought! Who would’ve ever thought when they woke up this morning that they were about to walk into a world FULL of news about a television show from the BBC that they may or may not enjoy, or possibly have never seen. As they say, you can live your life two ways: Either thinking no piece of Downton Abbey related nonsense is a miracle, or thinking every piece of Downton Abbey related nonsense is a miracle. I just hope you choose wisely. Here we have for you an update on Benedict Cumberbatch’s WAY HARSH opinion on the show’s second season. From Digital Spy:

Benedict Cumberbatch has claimed that the second series of Downton Abbey was “f**king atrocious”.The actor told the Reader’s Digest September issue that he was not a fan of last year’s episodes.

“We’re remembering that there was a world before the First World War,” Cumberbatch said of his role in BBC Two’s Parade’s End.

“We’re living in a culture now that’s revering, or having a nostalgia trip with, the beginning of the 1900s.

“Although Downton traded a lot on the sentiment in the last series… but we won’t talk about that series because it was, in my opinion, f**king atrocious.”

Whoa! I think we all need to take a step back and relax from this one. What day is it, Wednesday? Just Wednesday and we already have to deal with something so heavy as our own Benny Cumbey saying our own Downty Abbey is fucking atrocious? Too much. Too much to handle right now. Life is too hard already. Let’s all just go get another cup of coffee and maybe lie down under our desks or just on the floor and close our eyes and see if we can just sink right into it, trying for as long as it takes. (Thanks for the tip, mr benn!)