Downton has the elitist appeal that voters (Hollywood snobs, remember) adore and it's already a proven winner, having triumphed last year as Best Miniseries. Snobbism is often key to bagging Emmys.
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While some may dismiss this latest iteration of Dick Wolf's procedural formula as "more of the same, only different," to me, the creation of a Law & Order in Los Angeles signals a cultural watershed.
Two TV nursing dramas debut next month. Only one seems to have potential to represent the real lives of nurses.
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