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Downton Abbey Dish #28

Deborah Gilbert | September 12, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #28

Greetings Downtonians! This summer has flown by and I feel that I have been a bit remiss in attending to my Downton Abbey Dispatch duties. But now that there’s a little nip in the air, I’ve been thinking about pulling …

Downton Abbey Dish #27

Deborah Gilbert | July 27, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #27

What better way to beat the summer heat than with some reruns of wintertime shows? You can settle down in front of the telly and pretend you’re snowed in in February (which you likely didn’t appreciate at the time, but …

Top 10 Reasons to Love Sir Ian McKellen

Elisa Lichtenbaum | July 17, 2014
Top 10 Reasons to Love Sir Ian McKellen

London Lovebirds: Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi in Vicious. (Photo: ITV/Brown Eyed Boy Limited 2013) Vicious, the latest addition to THIRTEEN’s popular Britcom line-up, stars Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as London partners who bicker so much they …

Downton Abbey Dish #26

Deborah Gilbert | April 29, 2014
Downton Abbey Dish #26

Greetings Downtonians! It’s been weeks since Carson and Mrs. Hughes waded into the rolling deep and the picture faded to black, leaving us bereft and wondering what happens next. Winter is gone now, spring has finally sprung (it had to …

Downton Abbey: Season 4 Wrap-Up

Deborah Gilbert | March 25, 2014
Downton Abbey: Season 4 Wrap-Up

Tis’ a weekend afternoon, a few weeks since the finale of Downton Abbey on Masterpiece and I’m making like Mrs. Patmore and preparing my dinners for the week, thinking about what we just witnessed; a year in the life of …

Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 8 — The Finale

Deborah Gilbert | February 23, 2014
Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 8 — The Finale

Sigh. I know, I know. Parting is such sweet sorrow, innit? But let’s not think of tonight as just the end of the season: Let’s think of it as the beginning of the countdown to Downton Abbey Season 5, already …

Downton Abbey: Season 4 Finale

Deborah Gilbert | February 23, 2014
Downton Abbey: Season 4 Finale

Sigh. I know, I know. Parting is such sweet sorrow, innit? But let’s not think of tonight as just the end of the season: Let’s think of it as the beginning of the countdown to Downton Abbey Season 5, already …

Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 7 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 16, 2014
Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 7 Recap

Talk about bad timing: The Village People visit Downton and Thomas is out sailing the seven seas. But put your mind at ease, the prodigal Lord Grantham returns to cap off the bazaar, having missed Bates as much as Cora. …

Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 6 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | February 9, 2014
Downton Abbey: Season 4, Episode 6 Recap

For me, it was 50 years ago tonight that I first spent a Sunday night with a British import. I have to say that it feels absolutely bizarre to be reminiscing about anything first-hand that happened 50 years ago (because …

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