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A Happy Ending For Bates And Anna?

Youyoung Lee | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

Even with the arrivals baby George and baby Sybill in the house, Downton is suddenly beginning to feel very empty

On Family Secrets: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

From a psychological perspective, Downton Abbey continues to demonstrate that while times may change, many aspects of the human experience remain the same. Family secrets, a standout theme from the most recent episode, were as complicated and problematic 1922 as they are today.

Yes, A 'Downton Abbey' Board Game Exists

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

If you want to feel like you live in the world of "Downton Abbey" you're in luck because now there is a board game based on the popular British TV ser...

'Downton Abbey' Gets A Punny Porn Parody

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

Somewhere in Yorkshire county the Dowager Countess -- aghast! -- has dropped a cup of tea. Adult production company UK Harmony Films has decided t...

Sorry, But PBS Isn't Planning On Bringing 'Downton' To The U.S. Any Sooner

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Despite some fans eager to see it earlier, "Downton Abbey" will continue to begin its new seasons on PBS in January, the sys...

'Sherlock' Ratings Versus 'Downton': Who Won?

www.vulture.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

More U.S. viewers are watching "Sherlock" on PBS, but the show so far isn't experiencing an "Abbey"-like surge. Sunday's season-three premiere was see...

Dumbed-Down Abbey: Mysterious Character Reboots for Season 4

Kevin Walsh | Posted 03.22.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

In a successful drama, particularly one with such deeply-written and beloved characters as Downton Abbey it hurts much more to see the personality-lobotomies that have occurred since Matthew's reckless driving/acting career move.

So Soon? Lady Mary Gets Herself A New Suitor

Youyoung Lee | Posted 03.21.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

After last week's extremely upsetting episode, many viewers of "Downton Abbey" wondered where the show could possibly go from there, what with a violent attack on one of the show's most beloved characters. The answer is that it just goes on.

Chateau Coutet's Cameo on Downton Abbey

Mary Orlin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

I've never paid much attention to the wine on the Crawley family's dinner table on Downton Abbey. All that changed Sunday night in episode two of t...

Cozying Up to History at London's Criterion Restaurant

Duane Wells | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Duane Wells

When the Criterion first opened its doors, Alexander Graham Bell had yet to claim the patent for the telephone, Thomas Edison was still five years away from inventing a practical light bulb and the first Ford Model T wouldn't see a road for more than three decades.

What Lady Mary Can Teach Us About Mental Health and New Moms

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Whether this complex fictional woman we have come to love is suffering from postpartum depression, as some speculate, or simply grief, I felt tremendous empathy for her and her infant son George.

Five Reasons I'm Through With Downton Abbey

Mary Dalton | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Dalton

Sunday nights are crowded with the best programming of the week, and there's only so much time for time-shifting anyway. To make a little space in the...

'Downton Abbey' Star Heads To The CW

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Lady Sybil is headed for the "Labyrinth." No, Jessica Brown-Findlay (Lady Sybil from "Downton Abbey") isn't going all Jennifer Connelly on us (can ...

Adjusting to Loss: Lessons from 'Downton Abbey'

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Whether it is 1922 or 2014, coping with grief is a complex and deeply personal process. Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley, demonstrate some basic principles about getting through a tragic loss that are as true today as they were in generations past.

How NOT To Throw A Dinner Party, According To Downton Abbey

Bon Appetit | Posted 01.14.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

We put together a helpful primer for what to avoid when you're hosting a night in.

'Downton Abbey' Producer Defends Shocking Twist

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

Spoiler alert: If you have not seen Season 4, episode two of "Downton Abbey," do not read ahead. Sunday night's (Jan. 12) "Downton Abbey" episode...

Downton Tabby Recap Episode II

Chris Kelly | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Chris Kelly

Even in a fantasy world like Downton Tabby, sometimes shocking, sickening, horrible things happen, just like in real life. This week, a wonderful house party is ruined when someone brings an Australian.

There's No Downton It -- Americans Love Brit Culture

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.

Giving Up on Downton Abbey

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've always been an Anglophile. So I was predictably intrigued with Downton Abbey when it debuted. Beautiful noble house, fascinating family turmoil, class conflict, lovely setting, well-drawn characters.

The Awful Downton Shocker You Never Saw Coming

Youyoung Lee | Posted 03.14.2014 | Entertainment
Youyoung Lee

Thanks to a three-month U.S. lag time, the third and controversial episode of Season 4's Downton Abbey has already broken the Internet across the pond. And if you've been holding your hands to your ears to avoid spoiler alerts, now you know why.

'Breaking Bad' Wins Best TV Drama

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Popular AMC show "Breaking Bad" won the Golden Globe for Best Television Drama Sunday night (Jan. 12). It is the first Golden Globe win and nomination...

Dan Stevens Has To Apologize About 'Downton Abbey' 'Almost Every Day'

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

"Downton Abbey" fans are still mourning the shocking death of Matthew Crawley, so much so that actor Dan Stevens, who played the suave Englishman, has...

'Downton Abbey' Mixes It Up

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

As I was scraping minuets of crust to the fork's tines so as not to leave a crumb on the plate, Daisy of Downton was unboxing an electrical hand mixer.

America's Downton Abbey Economy

Terry Connelly | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

We too are facing changing times but for the moment, like Lord Grantham, our top one percent is fighting hard to hold on to the 'old ways' that have brought them over 80 percent of the economic benefits generated by our economy over the past decade.

Should Grandparents Interfere? -- Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

This season opener of Downton Abbey reminds us that it is equally important to respect the unique and essential role that grandparents can play in their grandchildren's lives and their families' experience.