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Middlebrow: 'Downton Abbey' And The Problem Of Rape As A Plot Point

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

'Downton Abbey' Creator Just Perpetuated A Dangerous Myth About Sexual Assault

Nicola Kraus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Nicola Kraus

How is it that a writer who seems so determined to examine issues of sexual orientation, racial discrimination and gender inequality can promulgate one of the most dangerous stereotypes of all?

When Will 'Downton Abbey' End?

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Is the end near for "Downton Abbey"? Not exactly. Although series creator Julian Fellowes caused a bit of an uproar when he told The Wall Street ...

Is An Even Sadder Season Of 'Downton' On The Way?

Posted 08.11.2013 | TV

If you thought "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes would be easing up on viewers on Season 4 of the series, think again: Masterpiece executive pro...

When 'Downton's' Creator Really Wanted That Shocking Death To Happen

Posted 02.18.2013 | TV

Note: Do not read on if you have not not seen the Season 3 finale of "Downton Abbey." It's no secret that "Downton Abbey" actor Dan Stevens wanted ...

'Downton Abbey' Spoilers: Julian Fellowes On Dan Stevens' Exit

Posted 12.28.2012 | TV

SPOILER ALERT -- do not read on if you have yet to see the 2012 "Downton Abbey" Christmas special, which aired in the UK on December 25. The halls ...

Diversity Coming To 'Downton Abbey'?

Posted 11.05.2012 | TV

Change is coming to Downton. According to series creator Julian Fellowes, another season of "Downton Abbey" wouldn't be complete without the inclu...

DVDs: Downton Abbey Has Gone Down, Down, Down in Quality

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.10.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Don't tell my mother, but Downton Abbey has swiftly declined from a pale imitation of the original Upstairs Downstairs to a pale imitation of Falcon Crest.

Maureen Ryan

The Maid We Love To Hate On 'Downton Abbey' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.25.2012 | TV

Actress Siobhan Finneran says she isn't often recognized as Sarah O'Brien, her scheming "Downton Abbey" character. As the actress noted during an ...

A Bit of a Spat About Downton Abbey

Red Room | Posted 03.21.2012 | TV
Red Room

Oh dear, haven't these experts ever been to a party? Are they so tied up in critical knots that they can't just sit back and let people be entertained? Because that's what Downton Abbey is -- it's entertainment.

Why 'Downton Abbey' & 'Spartacus' Are The Same Show

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.20.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Downton and Spartacus may be set a couple thousand years apart, but both shows depict constant struggles for control and strenuous attempts to enforce laws and longstanding customs.

Aristocrats Stumble But 'Downton Abbey' Is Still Addictive

Maureen Ryan | Posted 03.06.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Though you can still count me as a "Downton Abbey" fan, the period drama is a more labored, problematic affair this year. As it struggles to get dozens of different stories in motion, "Downton" lacks a certain elegance. But the good news is, despite the obvious growing pains, the show gets things right more often than it gets them wrong, especially as the season progresses.

Maureen Ryan

'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes Previews Season 2 | Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.14.2011 | TV

The first season of the period drama "Downton Abbey" got rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic, but most American critics have yet to see the sec...