Though the Brits were not too keen on the new season of Downton Abbey, PBS's Masterpiece is gearing up us loutish Americans with a new trailer, featuring lots of couples. There's Edith and her newspaperman friend, Rose and black jazz singer Jack Ross, Mary and a handsome dude, Anna and Bates—oh won't those two go away again. The trailer ends on a kiss between Rose (?!) dressed as a maid and some unknown man. Of course, there are the perpetual lonely ones in this grand household, like Daisy and Thomas, who stand in doorways looking amazed. Poor Daisy and Thomas.
There are a lot of reasons not to be hopeful about this upcoming season—bad buzz from Britain, Mary being insufferable—but we're still holding out. It starts on January 5.