By Carrie Healey, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) The early 20th century British period drama “Downton Abbey” is expected introduce its first black character this coming season. The award-winning television show, from writer and creator Julian Fellowes, centers around the wealthy Crawley family. According to The Sun, casting notes were sent to agents, seeking a black […]
Not everyone liked it, but 8.2 million people watched the finale to the third season of PBS’ “Downton Abbey.”
We’ve barely mourned the “Downton” downer that struck “Masterpiece’s” third-season finale that stunned U.S. viewers with the sudden death of Lord Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens). British actor Tom Ellis has auditioned to be the new love interest for Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) on the fourth season of “Downton Abbey,” according to U.K.’s The Mirror. […]
[**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 […]
Millions of people have watched Maggie Smith on “Downton Abbey.” But she’s not one of them. The 78-year-old actress, who portrays Lady Grantham in the popular PBS series, told “60 Minutes” that she hasn’t watched the drama.
The third season of “Downton Abbey” ends this Sunday with a bang. Exactly what that bang is, we’re not going to say, in deference to the maybe half-dozen “Downton” fans who still don’t know the shocking truth.
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 […]
No, it wasn’t a bad dream. Sybil really did die on last week’s episode. I have to admit, I’m still not over it. As this week’s installment of “Downton Abbey” begins, Lord Grantham bids farewell to the last of the mourners as Carson, ever stoic, looks on. Inside the family forms a tableau of grief […]
There are few honors for television shows these days greater than getting a “Sesame Street” parody. After offering kid-friendly takes on the likes of “The Voice” in recent seasons, the series this time took aim at fellow PBS series “Downton Abbey.” The segment, titled “Upside Downton Abbey,” features the Dowarger Countess living in a house […]
[**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 […]