New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×09

Well, Persephoneers, I hate to break it to you, but this is the last episode of Downton Abbey for Season 5. And the series is ending after its sixth season, which is next year. All my creys! Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×09

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08

Guess what? We’re on episode seven of Downton Abbey, which means we’re in the home stretch! And we have all of the staples of a primetime soap opera in this episode: a wedding that may or may not occur, opposition to a marriage, an announcement from a killjoy, a mother bitchier than Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest, a realization of a child’s parentage based on its looks, a family member leaving, and Anna starring in Bates Part Deux: The Homicidal Housewife. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×08

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×07

This week’s Downton Abbey had it all: a breakup, a makeup, wedding bells for one couple, the possible death knell of another, a secret being let out, and of course, what would an extra special episode be without someone calling out a racist, classist asshole and the message that reading is fundamental? And we bid a fond farewell to one of the mainstays of the Crawley family. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×07

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×06

To start, Lady Edith receives a telegram while the family is at breakfast talking about their plans for the day, and her editor is coming to visit her. Cora seems to be the only person who feels bad for Edith. Of course, Lady Mary wins the contest for snark: “What did she think? That he was living in a tree?” Of course, Mary, being Edith’s sister, does feel sorry for her, though she’s not sure what Michael Gregson saw in Edith. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×06

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×05

Hello, all! Time for this week’s recap of Downton Abbey. We’re on episode five of the season, and the drama just doesn’t stop. Some of it is a little deja vu (fisticuffs over the love of a woman, perhaps), but we get rid of dreary old Miss Bunting! Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×05

Netflix Recap: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Episode 1×01: “Cocaine Blues”

Here at Persephone Magazine we love shows with strong female leads, so we’ll be recapping both series one and two of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, which is currently streaming on Netflix. Based on the series of novels by Kerry Greenwood and starring Essie Davis as the title character, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries chronicles the adventures of the Honorable Phryne Fisher, lady detective, as she solves one mystery after another in 1920s Melbourne, Australia. Read More Netflix Recap: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Episode 1×01: “Cocaine Blues”

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×04

Happy Wednesday, all! Time for our weekly Downton Abbey recap. Believe it or not, we’re on episode 4, and we’re halfway through the season! Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×04

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5.02

We pick up where we left off last week, soon after the fire. As she and Mrs. Hughes are clearing out Edith’s room, Anna discovers a photograph. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5.02