No, not lost its sparkle at all in my opinion. I love the series and actually we've both just commented on how tonight's episode was really good.
The trailer for next week seemed to suggest dame maggie is poorly...they're surely not going to bump her off???
Hi Ducksie.....I'm quite enjoying it....like to gaze at Mr Bates and as for Maggie Smith!!!
And I am thanking god that I looked at the above before posting as I had hit the F instead of the D in your name.....!!