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It is a damn fine week for fans of British period dramas. Today, ITV decided to announce that Downton Abbey will be returning for a sixth season. Now, we just need to determine whether or not the major players will stick with the show.
Downton Abbey has always been a show about lifestyles and change, and the brand new trailer for ITV’s hit series is quick to point this out. Filled with inspiring music and quotes from our favorite characters, the official Downton Abbey Season 5 trailer promises even more romance for Mary, changing family bonds, big dreams for Daisy and a large fire that is certain to change the dynamics in the Grantham household.
Can you tell what's wrong with the above picture for Downton Abbey's fifth season? Take a good look. There's something in the image that most definitely doesn't belong in this time period. No,Hugh Bonneville's Robert Crawley isn't wearing a modern wrist-watch, and Lady Edith's hair style is probably appropriate for the 1920's setting.
Of course, none of these tales of romance was quite as compelling as the men swarming around Lady Mary, and for her part, she barely lifted a finger to stop the two men’s advances. We have no idea where her romances are going, but we are certainly along for the ride. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the two beaus who have made themselves apparent over the last several weeks.
Newbies and returners of old are slated to run through the hallowed halls of Downton Abbey in its upcoming fifth season. The series, currently nearing its end here in the United States on Masterpiece Theater, is already putting the gears into motion for production to begin on its next. This includes casting several new and returning guest stars, several of whom have already secured their ticket to Yorkshire.
Now in Season 4, the show lacks a large unifying thread and Julian Fellowes and co. have had to stretch a little further to come up with storylines to keep viewers enticed. The one recent storyline that has been effective emotionally involves Anna, her husband Mr. Bates and a slew of other people living in Downton.
The new season of Downton Abbey is set in a brand new age, but it’s an age in which people are still desperately clinging to various worldviews and traditions. Thus, it’s very fun to see all of the various plotlines shaking up the Downton Abbey universe each week. Without further ado, here are five of this week’s best shaker uppers.
Season 4 of Downton Abbey got off to an intricate and interesting start on PBS earlier this month. However, now that we are into the middle of a season, the story has slowed down quite a bit. We can only hope that all of this setup will lead into an interesting conclusion episode; however, Sunday night’s episode was quite the bore.
Many of us assumed going into Season 4 that a lot of romance would be on the horizon. Between Edith, Rose, Mary, Tom Branson and the downstairs staff, there are a lot of young people on Downton Abbey who are desperately in need of a partner. While Edith has shown plenty of love and affection for Mr. Gregson, this past episode gave us the opportunity to see plenty of rebuffed advances and foiled romantic plans. Without further ado, here are the biggest romantic upsets from episode 3.
While the lengthy, two-hour opener for Dowton Abbey introduced us to a world post-Matthew, episode 2 opened up a can of worms in terms of new plots and brand new directions. It was a tough episode to get through and it means that Season 4 has quite a bit to resolve in the coming weeks. Here’s the top 5 things we think need to come to a head, and soon.
The pace was rather leisurely, even for an episode of Downton Abbey, but fans of the period drama should be pleased to have gotten large doses of most of the series leads. In case you missed last night’s big premiere or want a recap as to what the characters are up to, here’s a look at all the major players in Season 4, complete with plenty of chatty gossip. So, grab a cup of tea and delve in.
Well, since its early 1900s setting, many things have changed, but these 400-year-old laws are still in the process of being overturned. The latest strike against this sexist system is being credited to Lady Mary. (Sybil would be so proud!)
It’s that time of year again! Yesterday, we heard from the Screen Actors Guild on their nominations for their annual awards ceremony, and today the Hollywood Foreign Press shares their own nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.The Golden Globes celebrate some of the best that TV and film have to offer in the past year.
It's a second coming of the American invasion, and this time it's not just Shirley MacLaine getting in on the Edwardian action at Downton Abbey. Paul Giamatti (he of Sideways fame) has also hopped aboard the good ship Yorkshire, set to portray Lady Cora's brother Harold in the upcoming Christmas Special, two-hour standalone episode for the exceedingly popular British soap opera. And times, it seems, they are a-changin' for everyone involved — and we don't just mean the ruffling of feathers our queen of Realness, the Dowager Countess experiences every single day.
Dowager Countess obsessives unite! It seems our fair lady of Yorkshire and her entire Crawley family harem are slated to return to television screens for a fifth season of Downton Abbey. Both of the series’ home networks — the British ITV and the stateside PBS — confirmed the news Sunday. So hold onto your hats and find a nice chaise lounge to faint upon because the sweeping Edwardian drama is here to stay! Somebody, quick: go tell Carson.