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'Downton Abbey' Recap, Season 6, Episode 6: Daisy and Violet Need a Group Discount for Anger Management

David Hinckley | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Mary's in love, Barrow's in tears, Carson's pushing his luck, Daisy's losing her manners, Isobel's weakening, Lord Grantham's bored and if looks from ...

Downton Crabby

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Is it something in the water? A Yorkshire flu? Low-level mass psychosis? Or just bad writing? Almost everyone on the show seems to have the pip.

Downing A Last Dose Of Downton - Spoiler-Free For Those Still Watching

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Trisha de Borchgrave

Love it or hate it, Downton Abbey has successfully filled a need for an alternate reality where not-so-happy endings get a second chance, with just enough historical references to makes us think that perhaps we too can deal with the horrors of our own time, even if we have to do our own ironing and the closest thing to Mrs Patmore is Deliveroo.

I'd Rather Live Downstairs at Downton

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Rachel Levy Lesser

What I've come to realize though (and yes it took me almost all of six seasons to get there) is that despite what seems to be the very charmed and carefree lives of the residents upstairs, I'd so much rather live downstairs.

Downton Abbey is Too Exciting!

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.05.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Season Six is absolutely thrilling beyond measure. The show is going out in a wave of triumph. I had to take Valium midway because I thought I'd never get to sleep after the non-stop excitement.

Downton Abbey Recap, Season 6, Episode 5: Lord Grantham Spills His Guts

David Hinckley | Posted 01.31.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Dinner at Downton Abbey has gotten rowdy over the years, but it never got scary until Sunday night, when Lord Grantham projectile-vomited blood across...

Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 4 Recap: Mary Says Something Nice To Edith and the Gods Give Her a Treat

David Hinckley | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

It's official. The Downton Abbey world we knew is over. On Sunday night, in episode four of the sixth and final season, Mary said something complimentary about Edith.

PBS Summons Queen Victoria As Its New Sunday Night Go-To Gal

David Hinckley | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Queen Victoria ruled Britain for 63 years. PBS would like her to rule American Sunday nights for a few more.

Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 3 Recap: Mrs. Hughes Blindsided, Branson's Back and Ooh La La Edith

David Hinckley | Posted 01.18.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Poor Mrs. Hughes. Just when it looked like she'd won her Hundred Years War not to have her wedding overshadowed by the Crawley family, she got upstaged anyhow.

Maggie Smith in 'The Lady in the Van': An Interview with Alan Bennett, Nicholas Hytner, and Alex Jennings

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

With Downton Abbey back in its final season, Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess of Grantham is back too, in all her vinegar wit and finery. She's also back in the movie of Alan Bennett's stage play, The Lady in the Van.

10 Subtle Ways Life At Downton Abbey Changed Since Season 1

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment

A specter of change has roamed the halls of Downton Abbey as long as we've known it, sometimes in ways easily overlooked.  Over th...

Butz, Winstead, Radnor Say Mercy Street Has Just the Right Medicine For PBS's post-Downton Blues

David Hinckley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Norbert Leo Butz half-jokes that he couldn't resist joining the new PBS drama Mercy Street "because it's Grey's Anatomy with historical integrity." P...

Downton Abbey Season 6 Episode 2 Recap: Mrs. Hughes Declares It's Independence Day

David Hinckley | Posted 01.11.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Now here's a Downton Abbey faceoff none of us would have foreseen in our most feverish dreams. Lady Mary vs. Mrs. Hughes. That Lady Mary. That Mrs. Hughes.

Marriage and Divorce at Downton Abbey

James J. Sexton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Entertainment
James J. Sexton

If you've somehow never heard of it, Downton Abbey is basically a social and political study of early 20th-century British culture in the guise of a period drama about rich people, starring the incredibly funny and cool Dame Maggie Smith as well as a lot of other people who are less important than her.

The Single Moms of Downton Abbey

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Super-excited to jump into Season 6! Am I the only one who notices that the whole show is essentially about single moms? Because it is. It is about women and money, and nearly all of the women are moms -- SINGLE MOMS.

Q&A With Ernie Manouse on Manor of Speaking, Downton Abbey and its Final Season, PBS and More

Pam Stucky | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Pam Stucky

If you're a Downton Abbey fan, you might already know that one of the most delightful personalities on PBS today is seven-time Emmy winning PBS Anchor/Producer Ernie Manouse of Houston Public Media.

'Downton Abbey' Inspires an App?

David Sable | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
David Sable

If you haven't seen it... try it. It's addictive -- not in the way binge watching video can be, but more in the way that we return to great stories and experience them again and again with the knowledge that we won't be let down, because the story will sustain us, like Star Wars with butlers. (C-3PO! hello!!!)

Downton Abbey Recap, Season 6, Episode 1: Estates Fall and the Old Folks Talk About, You Know, S-x

David Hinckley | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

If you thought things got awkward on Downton Abbey last season when Lord Grantham came home early one night and found the weasely art dealer Mr. Bricker in his bedroom putting the moves on Lady Grantham, you learned Sunday night that things can always get awkwarder.

Downton Abbey & the Roar of Women Rising

David Hinckley | Posted 12.29.2015 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Downton Abbey, either the series or the fictional estate, might seem like an unlikely incubator for 20th century feminism. But by the time the most popular series in PBS history wraps up this March, empowered women could be one of its strongest legacies.

5 Lessons on Marriage From Downton Abbey

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 12.29.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Downton Abbey may be sharing its last stories with us, but I have a feeling that the lessons it's taught us will be around for years to come. Now if only I could practice the best of them, with a British accent.

The Lady of Downton Abbey Throws Some Props to the Lord

David Hinckley | Posted 12.24.2015 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Don't take that as a spoiler. Even though the series wraps up in the U.K. on Christmas Day, everyone involved maintains a vow of silence on this side of the pond concerning the upcoming endpoint.

Penelope Wilton Breaks Down Isobel and Violet as the Elder Stateswomen of 'Downton Abbey'

David Hinckley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Among many other things, the end of Downton Abbey this March will wrap up one of TV's most charming buddy relationships, between Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess Violet and Penelope Wilton's Isobel Crawley.

'Downton Abbey' Cast Plays A Dirty Game Of Cards Against Humanity

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.21.2015 | Entertainment

They might play refined lords and ladies on screen, but there's nothing like a game of Cards Against Humanity to shake up the aristocracy.&nbs...

'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery Gives Emotional Speech At Boyfriend's Funeral

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

"Downton Abbey" actress Michelle Dockery's boyfriend, John Dineen, died Sunday morning after reportedly battling a rare form of cancer.  The 34-...

'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery's Boyfriend, John Dineen, Dies At 34

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

"Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery's boyfriend, John Dineen, has died after reportedly battling a rare form of cancer. He was 34.  According ...