Diane Clehane

"Downton Abbey" (Photo: PBS)

‘Downton Abbey’: Why You Should Watch Every Season During XFINITY Watchathon Week

If, by some chance, you have managed to miss out on seeing the cultural phenomenon that is “Downton Abbey,” now is your chance to catch up on the Sunday night obsession from the very beginning. Every season of the smash hit British import is now available with XFINITY On Demand and XFINITYTV.com throughout all of […]

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Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens in "Downton Abbey" (Courtesy of © Giles Keyte/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE)

‘Downton Abbey’ Heartbreak in Shocking Season 3 Finale

[**Spoiler Alert**: Do not read if you don’t want to know the outcome of Sunday’s Season 3 finale of “Downton Abbey.”] “We don’t always get our just desserts,” says Violet to her elated family as they gather in Downton’s library to celebrate all their good fortune in the final minutes of last night’s episode. The […]

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Dan Stevens and Michelle Dockery of "Downton Abbey" (Photo: PBS)

‘Downton Abbey’ Recap: ‘Revenge Is Sweet’…?

I don’t understand why PBS’s Masterpiece Classics chose to air a two-hour penultimate episode of “Downton Abbey” this week instead of two separate individual episodes as it originally aired in Britain. Given the already much too-short season, why hurry the end? The overall effect diluted the strength of the second hour, which was one of […]

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‘Downton Abbey’: A New Life, a Shocking Death

[**Spoiler Alert**: Do not read if you don’t want to know the outcome of Sunday night’s episode of “Downton Abbey.”] Julian Fellowes, how could you? How could you break the collective hearts of “Downton Abbey” obsessives everywhere with a plot twist so heartbreaking and so shocking that, on the evening I watched this episode, I […]

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