Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 7: In Which Another Dinner Party is Ruined

I watched this episode in the middle of a round of insomnia, sometime after midnight and before dawn, so my recollection of it might be mixed in with some thoughts I had while nodding off. If so, I apologize. One of my potentially imaginary impressions is that this episode was visually more interesting than most. It was … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 7: In Which Another Dinner Party is Ruined

Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 5: “Sweating Like A Beast”

The title of this post is brought to you by Sweet Baxter, who, in one of her many compassionate moments on the servants' staircase with Skulking Thomas, gently asked if he was okay. When he snarled at her in reply, she pushed her point further. "Are you alright?" she asked, "You are sweating like a beast!" Indeed. … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 5: “Sweating Like A Beast”

Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 2: Technology Time!

This episode offered more of everything we love: more talking, more harumphing, more potential Mary-mates, more Daisy 'n' Patmore, more Carson 'n' Mrs. 'ughes, more Dowager vs. Isobel. It also offered less of everything we love: Isis was present in name only. And then there was doe-eyed Edith, stumbling and bumbling her way toward godmother status … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 5, Ep. 2: Technology Time!