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‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’ delivers the same old mix of warmth and tears

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Again facing the challenge of coming up with plots worthy of filling a movie, “Downton Abbey: A New Era” adopts a two-track approach, feeling as cozy as a brandy by the fire. Elegant, occasionally adorable and at times quite emotional, series creator Julian Fellowes still knows how to pluck the right strings — upstairs and downstairs — to play a symphony with his sprawling cast.Again facing the challenge of coming up with plots worthy of filling a movie, “Downton Abbey: A New Era” adopts a two-track approach, feeling as cozy as a brandy by the fire. Elegant, occasionally adorable and at times quite emotional, series creator Julian Fellowes still knows how to pluck the right strings — upstairs and downstairs — to play a symphony with his sprawling cast.