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After all... tomorrow is another day!

Just got around to finishing Season 2 before PBS.com takes the episodes down.

I love the show, but I really think Season 2 wasn't as good as the first season.

Is it just me or were the downstairs storylines so much more emotionally affecting and interesting than the upstairs ones?

Besides how great Bates and Anna were in the writing and performances, I just found the storyline with the young cook girl (I feel terrible that I can't remember her name and whenever I see her I just think of the SNL skit that called her "Mouse Girl") and her relationship with William and his father and her reaction after his death really really affecting.

Meanwhile, it just seemed like upstairs everything was so cliche and plot-driven
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and less character driven than the stuff going on with the servants. It was just obnoxious how people would pop up as guest stars week after week and then disappear like they never happened and never affected anyone. Which I guess is one of my biggest complaints about regular soaps...

Not that I won't be back for the show as soon as it comes back for Season 3.
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