Love and war rage as PBS’ ‘Downton Abbey’ returns (AP)

FILE - In this July 31, 2011 file photo, actors Michelle Dockery, left, and  Dan Stevens from the TV series 'Downton Abbey,' poses for a portrait  in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The series returns for its second season on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 on PBS. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)AP – It’s an irony that acid-tongued Violet, aka the dowager countess of Grantham, would savor: One of TV’s hottest romances is playing out among English nobility, with nary a cell phone or laptop in sight and, most shockingly, on PBS.