TV Review: Julian Fellowes’ Doctor Thorne is more Austen than Abbey

Adaptation expert Julian Fellowes apparently likes nothing better than to sit down in front a of a roaring fire, Masterpiece Theatre-style, to tell you all about why you should be enjoying another one of his period dramas. The preview episodes of Doctor Thorne are all narrated by Fellowes, who quickly dives into his love for Anthony Trollope. The Victorian-era novelist was kind of a Jane Austen also-ran, who was derided by his literary contemporaries for being so prolific: He admitted to a...

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