“If I could choose between principle and logic, I’d take principle every time!” – Downton Abbey 6×06
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“If I could choose between principle and logic, I’d take principle every time!” – Downton Abbey 6×06

Downton Abbey opens its doors to the public for charity. The Downton ladies act as guides to the visitors, and they don’t know anything about the history of their own home. The hospital merger issue has finally been resolved, but the board wants Lady Cora to take over from Lady Violet. Drama ensues. Barrow is sinking … Continue reading

“Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?” – Downton Abbey 6×01
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“Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?” – Downton Abbey 6×01

I am still in denial about this being Downton’s last season. Whyyy? Hearing that opening theme after a long time felt like a homecoming. Unlike last year, this season’s premiere felt very satisfactory. It was the perfect opening – it touched on all the storylines that we’re following and will soon see to closure (Whyyy), … Continue reading

“Away with your impertinent conclusions!” – Downton Abbey 5×03
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“Away with your impertinent conclusions!” – Downton Abbey 5×03

Lady Mary’s “sketching” trip with Lady Portsmouth aka Lord Gillingham is almost over. The police are nosing around the Abbey again, pursuing the lead of the surprise witness for Green. Things are looking tense for Bates. Mrs. Patmore has some family problems to deal with, since her hometown doesn’t want to include her nephew’s name … Continue reading

“There’s nothing more ill-bred than trying to steal the affections of someone else’s dog!” – Downton Abbey 5×02
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“There’s nothing more ill-bred than trying to steal the affections of someone else’s dog!” – Downton Abbey 5×02

Downton Abbey is really back, y’all. Episode 2 had everything I loved about Downton Abbey. It was well-paced, with all the characters’ stories explored further. We are back to genuinely caring about the characters. Sarah Bunting was less disagreeable, maybe because she had fewer scenes. I’m so glad we got to see Charles Blake again! … Continue reading

Odds and Ends

A Taste Of Downton

Why do we love Downton Abbey? It’s a television show that follows the lives of the aristocratic Grantham family,  set in Edwardian England. The costumes are beautiful to look at, the settings are gorgeous (Highclere Castle stands in for the fictional Downton), and of course the acting is top-notch. Maggie Smith and Hugh Bonneville lead … Continue reading