Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 1: The Birds & the Bees & Mrs. Hughes

The Beginning of the End Who among you didn't get a little lump in your throat at the opening credits, knowing that this is the last first time you'll watch a brand-new Downton Abbey in a brand-new year? For the last six years we've anticipated this show every January; it gave us something to look … Continue reading Downton Abbey, Season 6, Episode 1: The Birds & the Bees & Mrs. Hughes

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