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

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 5×03

Hey there, cats and kittens! Time for another recap of Downton Abbey. Hopefully you have your cup of tea and your helping of spotted dick ready for this one. Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×03

New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×01

Downton Abbey is back for its fifth season, and Sunday night’s episode started everything off with a bang. It’s 1924, and a new prime minister, who is affiliated with the Labour Party, has been elected, and change seems to be the only constant as life progresses onward after the Great War. But the drama and angst are still there, as is Lady Violet’s singular talent for sharp one-liners. But the times, oh, they are a-changing, as the hiring pool for servants keeps getting smaller and smaller and the aristocracy witnesses its power beginning to wane. Lord Grantham isn’t happy about it, but Tom Branson is, and that’s going to lead to a lot of conflict later on. And holy Jane Austen references, Batman! Read More New Show Recap: Downton Abbey, Episode 5×01