I went with the proper British "series" instead of "season." I don't know how I feel about that. Anyway, this is make or break for me. Series 1 was beyond excellent, while series 2... ******** it, season 2 was beyond crap. Maudlin, melodramatic, self-indulgent crap. I hated pretty much every character (except Sybil, Branson and Lady Violet) by the end of it. Hopefully they'll return to form and begin exploring themes of the times again instead of going pure soap opera.