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Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 9 (Series Finale)

Downton Abbey ends its impressive run with a level of sheer joy never before reached in its six seasons.

Sean Fennell
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Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 3

New character facets, continued bickering, and a surprise return from a long-gone character are the focus of this week’s episode.

Sean Fennell
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Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 2

As the series nears its end, it's the women of Downton Abbey who get to shine.

Sean Fennell
Television

Land of Soap and Glory: An Ode to British TV

If you type the word “doctor” in the Wikipedia search box, “Doctor Who” appears ahead of “doctorate”. Now that’s cultural relevance for you.

Television

'Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 5': Let's Break Into a List to, You Know, Lighten the Mood

Serious business occurs in this week’s episode, and it doesn’t involve marginal progress in one of the lame stories, or a footman spilling something at dinner. No, this is about as good as the show gets, and it really is predicated on shocking you.

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The (Un)Making of the English Aristocracy: 'Downton Abbey: Season 3'

Downton Abbey might not necessarily represent a perfect world, but it does assert a knowable one, and this provides refuge from the uncertainties that plague us in our everyday lives.

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Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 4

An episode that churns along well enough for the most part, and really marks a pivot-point in terms of the primary plot for the season.

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Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 3

As the overarching narrative of the season, the question of "How will we keep Downton Abbey?" is working far better than the WWI did last season, probably because it allows Fellowes to focus on the minor characters in a way that the galvanizing narrative pull of the war did not.

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Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episodes 1 and 2

While many critics argue that Americans are fascinated by Downton Abbey because of its fundamental Britishness, in other words because of how fundamentally different its sensibilities are from our own, I feel quite the opposite.

Television

'Downton Abbey Revisited': Too Many Recaps

Cast interviews in Downton Abbey Revisited feature an appealing awareness of the occasional improbability of their characters and storylines, a point made clear by a slightly bemused Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert Crawley.

Maysa Hattab
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Stratified Society Depicted Brilliantly 'Upstairs, Downstairs Complete Series: 40th Anniversary Ed.'

The 40th anniversary DVD presentation of this highly influential drama series is an outstanding package both for viewers new to the series and for established fans that don’t already own previous DVD releases.

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Five Is Enough: The Inevitable Decline of 'Mad Men'

I am as excited as a person could possibly be for the beginning of the fifth season of Mad Men, but I worry that the season won’t be as good as we want it to be.

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Twilight of the Toffs: 'Brideshead Revisited'

Like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, Brideshead Revisited can be considered a requiem for the days of Empire and the unyielding class structure that governed British life pre-World War II.

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Mitt Romney Can Reside at Today's Proverbial 'Downton Abbey'... Newt Gingrich Cannot

Downton Abbey reveals not only the play of chance that often confounds choice, but the power of social class to confine choice within established boundaries -- and we're comfortable with that.

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Feeling at House in Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is the How the Other Half Lives of period dramas. But rather than inside/outside, upstairs/downstairs emerges as the central division.

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