Between conventions in the wild wild west, planning for awesomeness at Phoenix Comicon with Con Man and just everyday life, Downton has fallen a bit off the radar. So before continuing on with finishing the current (and now past) series, here’s a quick recap, if for no reasons other than my own sanity. Continue reading “Getting Back to Downton, but not drama in Season 5 ep 7” »
This past week’s episode was a bit of a roller coaster, which despite all efforts really left all major characters in a place where no one could win.
For those have seen The Grand Budapest Hotel, you’ll understand my attitude about Cora and the art enthusiast immediately. For those that have not seen Grand Budapest Hotel, believe me when I say that you must, immediately at your earliest convenience, and even perhaps at an even earlier inconvenience. With that out of the way, let take a look at why there wasn’t, or shouldn’t have been, any flirting on Downton Abbey. Continue reading “No Flirting at Downton Abbey, Season 5, episode 3” »
Downton Abbey has always been about showing how the Crawley family deals with changes, and second episode of season five addressed that head on with the wireless scene, reminding viewers that “wireless” once meant something completely different, and the Dowager Countess probably wouldn’t be able to comprehend wifi any better than the radio. What came with the technical advances that took us from broadcasts to podcasts though, was the accessibility of information and so I thought it was an interesting parallel that so many characters this episode were wrapped up trying to keep secrets at a time when maybe that was possible, but not now, when the word “wireless” means that any information could potentially be at your fingertips. And while no one at Downton has any form of social media (could you image Rose on Instagram… it’d be tons of sefies) I doubt it will be long before anyone’s secrets aren’t all that secret. Continue reading “No Secrets at Downton Abbey, Season 5, episode 2” »
So, across the pond, we’ve kicked off another season of Downton Abbey. And while abstaining from spoilers meant that I’ve lived in a fear akin to Baxter’s that something undesirable would be revealed, I’m happy to say that if for no other reason that helping the ratings of my local PBS station I was able to start the season off spoiler free, and I have to say I already love where things are going. Continue reading “No Haters at Downton Abbey, Season 5 ep 1” »