Did Downton Abbey Lose Its Charm? Finale Rounds Out a Frustrating Season – Seattle Post Intelligencer

Seattle Post Intelligencer[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Season 4 finale of Downton Abbey. Read at your own risk.] We are grateful to have Downton Abbey in our lives,…

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 finale recap: London calling – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Baltimore Sun (blog)The Crawleys are in London and their “other home.” Not a manse compared to Downton, but can anything be fairly compared to Downton? Still, they’re bravely making do!…

‘Downton Abbey’ glad rags at Winterthur – Philly.com

Philly.comThe hunting party in “Downton Abbey” – (from left) Iain Glen as Sir Richard Carlisle, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary, and Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley – wearing the tweed…

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: Love is blind, alright – TheDay.com

TheDay.comSomething’s brewing with Mr. Molesley and Miss Baxter. Love how she’s boosting his ego. I always liked him, even though he was so down on himself and insecure. But Baxter…

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: How bazaar – The Star-Ledger

The Star-Ledger“Downton Abbey,” Season Four, Episode 7. Last we saw the Downton crew, Bates had murder in his eyes, Edith a bun in the over and Lord Grantham was headed…

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: The Real World – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyThe seventh episode of Downton revolves around Mary and her men, Edith and her baby, Bates’ anger, and Rose’s engagement — all set while Cora and the Crawleys prepare…

‘Winter’s Tale’: an echo of ‘Downton,’ minus the fun – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesA two-star review of the romantic drama “Winter’s Tale,” starring a charming Colin Farrell, with Jessica Brown Findlay in a role perhaps too similar to that of Lady…

Downton Abbey Recap: 7 Quotable Moments That Made Us Fall in Love – People Magazine

People MagazineAn estimated 100 million viewers tuned in to watch the battle between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at the Super Bowl. But if you chose FOX over…

PBS: “We’re Number 8!” – USA TODAY

USA TODAY“We’re number 8!” Driven in large part by Downton Abbey, which returned to its highest numbers yet, PBS is now the eighth-highest rated network, broadcast or cable. And the…

‘Downton Abbey’ recap: A Short Question – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly“He’s dead and I’m alive.” If those aren’t enticing words as part of a marriage proposal, then what is? Of course the “he” is Matthew, and the “I’m” is…

‘Downton Abbey’: Missing Mary and Matthew? Watch actors together in old TV … – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyThe fourth season of the British drama premiered in the U.S. last night, and while the show was touting a fresh start (read EW’s recap), I’m sure I’m not…

‘Downton Abbey’ premiere biggest drama rating in PBS history – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyThe rumblings from the UK fans and U.S. critics had braced us: Downton Abbey season 4 gets off to a slooow start. But there’s nothing slow about last night’s…

Downton Abbey’s sombre return sees grieving Lady Mary take centre stage – Daily Mail

Daily MailThe fourth season of Downton Abbey finally premiered in the States Sunday on PBS, and several celebrities eagerly tuned in to see how Lady Mary Crawley is coping after…

Crabby in the Abbey – Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair[Note: What follows is a relatively spoiler-free sketch-pad recap of tonight’s Downton Abbey season premiere on PBS. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you may be advised to…

TV on the Web: ‘Downton’s’ Lady Mary fights crime politely – USA TODAY

USA TODAYToday’s Pick: Tough Justice on Funny or Die. The Topic: You can take the girl out of Downton Abbey but you can’t take the aristocratic Edwardian era mannerisms out…

‘Downton Abbey’ resumes in a post-Matthew world – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWhen Dan Stevens left “Downton Abbey” at the end of last year’s Season Three, taking his character Matthew Crawley with him, Stevens said he didn’t see many…

Downton Abbey Redux: Catch Up with Our Precap Before Season 4 Premieres – People Magazine

People MagazineDownton Abbey returns to primetime when season four of the period drama gets underway this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on PBS. The new season picks up six months…

Secrets of ‘Downton’ – Philly.com

Philly.comMaggie Smith as the Dowager Countess (left) and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in a scene from Downton Abbey. (Nick Briggs/Carnival Films). Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess (left) and…

‘Downton Abbey’ tours and teas timed for series’ return – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt’s not just the characters who develop when the fourth season of Downton Abbey debuts in the U.S. Jan. 5. The popular series has proved fertile ground for a…

Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen nightmares – USA TODAY

USA TODAYActress Lesley Nicol, who plays ‘Downton Abbey’ cook Mrs. Patmore, reveals changes for the kitchen staff in the fourth season of the show and confesses to her own personal…

‘Downton Abbey’: This house needs a handyman – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOnce again, to the manor borne. To be sure, as often happens with regular visits to favorite haunts, this year’s trip can’t match the unalloyed joys of the first…

In season 4, ‘Downton Abbey’ tries to stick to its knitting – Washington Post

Washington PostSomething about “Downton Abbey” died with Matthew Crawley last year. Oops — sorry if you didn’t yet know about poor Matthew, but honestly, how long must the rest of…

‘Downton Abbey’ returns in its inimitable style – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK — Of all the tchotchkes rabid fans have bestowed on their idols, few are as noteworthy as the special something Hugh Bonneville received from a woman in…

‘Downton Abbey’ serves up new season to ravenous fans – Fox News

Fox NewsMany of the actors are not household names, and most people only know them in their ‘Downton’ costumes. So let’s see what they look like in real life, shall…

Screen Actors Guild Awards: Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Alec Baldwin Winners

The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards is history. Daniel Day-Lewis took home the Screen Actors Guild ‘Best Actor’ award for his amazing work as President Lincoln in Lincoln, meaning that…

Obama And Big Bird Clear Presidential Debate Winners

President Barack Obama and Big Bird emerged as the clear winner in Wednesday night’s first Presidential Debate. Faced with a challenger in Governor Mitt Romney who’s willing to bend, lie,…

Emmy Awards 2012: Full Winners List

The 2012 Emmy Awards is history, and the results are full of surprises, as well as many expected outcomes. Overall, Jimmy Kimmel was OK as host, but the bit about…

Golden Globe Award Winners List

Now, the Oscar race is heating up with George Clooney’s The Descendants winning for Best Motion Picture Drama, and Meryl Streep accepting the Best Performance By An Actress In A…

2011 Emmy Award Winners – The List

For some reason, the Emmy Awards website producers didn’t (I started to use the word “failed”) to post the 2011 Emmy Award winners list as one long go, that a…