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Downton’s Best Romantic Moments

March 2, 2015
Downton’s Best Romantic Moments

From Carson and Mrs. Hughes’ beach romp, to Branson and Sybil’s rebellious alliance, to Matthew’s winter wonderland proposal–See a collection of the best romantic moments from every season of Downton Abbey! Which is your favorite?

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 9 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | March 1, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 9 Recap

OK kids, everything you need to know about this week’s episode is contained within this brief exchange, picked up by British Intelligence. Consider it your Cliff Notes recap: Elsie Hughes:“I thought you’d never ask!” Smokey Robinson: “I second that emotion!” …

Downton-Era Women in the Workplace

Alexandra White | February 23, 2015
Downton-Era Women in the Workplace

In the season finale, Daisy has a crisis of self. Her job feels like a prison and life seems meaningless. After a tour with Molesley and Baxter, she decides that she should live in London and get a job there. …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 8 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 22, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 8 Recap

Join Debbie as she live-tweets the finale (Sunday, March 1st 9pm – 11pm EST) from @ThirteenNY. Tweet @ThirteenNY and use #DowntonPBS to participate. “Get down, you cat!” OK Downtonians, by a show of hands, how many of you were so …

When Pets Passed On

Casey de Pont | February 16, 2015
When Pets Passed On

Pet-keeping became popular with the upper-class in England during the Victorian Era. Queen Victoria herself was a dog-lover; her favorite pet was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Dash. Dog ownership became a symbol of high status — only the …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 7 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 15, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 7 Recap

This was the week when it seemed as if we were living in a farce where everyone left their drinks unattended. It was also the week little Sybbie stole the show with one word: Why? There’s a reason why there’s …

If Lady Mary Tried Online Dating…

Elisa Lichtenbaum | February 13, 2015
Lady Mary of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece

Dear MatchMaven.com, Thank you for the generous 30-day free trial offer for MatchMaven.com. I’m currently torn between two suitors (or perhaps I simply don’t fancy either of them), so your invitation comes at the perfect time. Here is the information …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 6 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 8, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 6 Recap

Last week, just two Days after Downton Abbey introduced a new character, Atticus, Harper Lee announced the release of a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird. Coincidence? I think not. Ice cream and champagne for everyone!! You’ve Got a Friend: …

The Best of Downton on the Internet, 2/6

February 6, 2015
The Best of Downton on the Internet, 2/6

Throughout Season 5, we’re putting together a compendium of the best Downton-related clips from around the web. Have you found anything you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments. A scandal worthy of the Crawleys has …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 5 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 1, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 5 Recap

Golly, what a night! Once again a plot twists on the turn of an unlocked door knob. And if Anna pausing in Picadilly was gasp-worthy last week, this week…Oh my God! Et tu Carson? Say it ain’t so! Abie’s Scottish …

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