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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 …

Sex in the Age of Downton

Alexandra White | January 28, 2015
Sex in the Age of Downton

Potential scandal is under way at Downton Abbey! Last week saw Mary’s thoroughly modern (and according to some, wildly inappropriate) tryst with Lord Gillingham, as well as a budding flirtation between Lady Grantham and art critic Mr. Bricker. Both men …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 4 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | January 25, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 4 Recap

There was a moment in tonight’s episode that made me gasp out loud and sit bolt upright. Was it the same for you, Downtonians? It was a moment that made me wonder. Suppose when Green said, “Why have you come?”, …

Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 3 Recap

Deborah Gilbert | January 18, 2015
Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 3 Recap

I love it that even after four seasons, Downton Abbey can still surprise us, and that these long familiar characters are still being fleshed out in new and interesting ways. This week we caught a glimpse of the young Cora …

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