'Parade's End' not full of fun

Parade's End

Parade's End

Bill Harris, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:56 PM ET

You surely have heard of Downton Abbey. Well, an alternate title for Parade's End could be Downer Abbey.

With the omnipresence of Downton Abbey, comparisons are impossible to avoid when watching Parade's End, a lush British mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

The five hours of Parade's End will air on three consecutive nights this week on HBO Canada - two hours on Tuesday, two hours on Wednesday and the final hour on Thursday.

Parade's End and Downton Abbey share an era, as both are set in the early 20 th century. Both follow the foibles of the English upper class.


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