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The Gilded Age is a Bridgerton-esque disappointment

Some of the acting has promise but the show is a reminder that Julian Fellowes has passed his prime

I am on record as being somewhere between weary and terrified of the threatened arrival of Downton Abbey 2 in our movie theaters imminently. But this is also tinged with sadness. When Julian Fellowes emerged with his screenplay for Robert Altman’s Gosford Park in 2001, it fizzed with wit and imagination. Now, he has seemingly…

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