Downton Abbey Review

REVIEW: Downton Abbey - Midnight Capers Set Off New Series With A Bang

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

One of the great, modern consolations of a British autumn is upon us. The nights may be drawing in but, fortunately, that no longer means just wet lea...

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REVIEW: Right Royal Outing For Downton Regulars In Christmas Special

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's 1923 at 'Downton Abbey', and Rose is to be 'outed', in the London 1920s fashion - the opportunity for Julian Fellowes to pick up his pen with a p...

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REVIEW: Downton Goes Fifth, Which Could Explain Damp Send-Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

What happened in 'Downton Abbey's final episode to Series 4? Let's see. Well, Lady Mary didn't accept any of her THREE suitors' fair attention...

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REVIEW: Downton Abbey - Robert's Big Goodbye, Rose's Big Date, Edith's Big Mistake

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Robert's summons to America gave the Earl's brow even more reason than usual to be furrowed. If his journey to the bosom of Cora's family wasn't enoug...

REVIEW: 'Downton Abbey' - A House Band, But No Dancing For Lady Edith

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

"Your husband's a brooder, and brooders brood." Thus did 'Downton Abbey's Mr Bates attempt to assuage poor Anna's tears about their fractured vase of ...

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REVIEW: 'Downton Abbey' - Sob Story Continues For Mr Bates And Anna

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Downton Abbey', and the estrangement between Anna and Mr Bates ploughed on - until Bates forced poor Mrs Hughes' hand, and we had some great, sad act...

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REVIEW: Downton Abbey Has Officially Only One Smiling Character

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

"What's the matter with everyone this merry morn?" It was left to Barrow as usual to cut to the heart of the matter as everyone above stairs and below...

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REVIEW: Downton Abbey - Nigel Harman Helps Create Show's Strongest Scene

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Last week I made a wish that events at Downton would crank up a notch. This week, it was a case of, upstairs, prayers answered. Downstairs.... well, b...

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REVIEW: Has Downton Abbey Taken A Downturn This Series?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

Is it me, or is 'Downton Abbey' just a little more dour, a bit more plodding, than in days gone by? That, despite all the promise of flapping dresses,...

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REVIEW: 'Downton Abbey' - Doom And Delight In A Cracking, Flapping Return

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment

It is a truth universally acknowledged that… 'Downton Abbey' Series 3 was not the strongest season of this mammoth Transatlantic hit, just the sadde...

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TV REVIEW: Downton Abbey Finale - Thomas Barrow Down But Not Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Julian Fellowes had his work cut out in the final 90 minutes of this series, with eight sprawling story lines to tie up neatly with a gigantic Christm...

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TV REVIEW: Downton Abbey - Doubting Thomas's Kissing Confusion

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

After all the tragedy of the last fortnight at Downton Abbey, there was some good news to be had both upstairs and downstairs. While Anna and Bate...

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TV REVIEW: Downton Abbey - Tragedy In The House, And So Preventable!

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

As Cora sighed and told the dining table at large, "There's nothing more tiring than waiting for something to happen." She was apparently talking abou...

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TV REVIEW: Downton Abbey - Here's A Toast(er) To A New Face

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Well, it was all a bit bleak this week, after the sun-lit glories of the wedding that almost was. Downstairs, Anna was suffering from a bout of ra...

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TV REVIEW: Lady Edith's Big... Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Poor old Earl ‘Goldilocks’ Grantham and his three prospective sons-in-law – one was too old and be-slinged, one was virile, pretty but too revol...

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TV REVIEW: Downton Abbey - A Troubling Tale Of Tails

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Downton Abbey Episode 2 found Mary and Matthew coming back from their honeymoon, with two significant nods to their new status - driving a motor car, ...

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TV REVIEW: Downton's Back, And Branson's Pickled!

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Downton Abbey came bursting back onto screen for Series 3, and already the family, having overcome war and class battles, faced a fresh problem. It...

DOWNTON ABBEY REVIEW: Series Two Comes To A Dramatic End

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK Entertainment

So Downton Abbey's second series drew to an end last night, and what a cracker of a final episode it was. From the start, there was a lovely sense ...