Downton Abbey

Series Summary
This British drama series follows the lives of the Crawley family and its servants in the family's classic Georgian country house. The series begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey's future in jeopardy, since the presumptive heirs of Robert, Earl of Grantham -- his cousin James, and James' son, Patrick -- die in the catastrophe, leaving the family without a male offspring to take over Downton when the current lord dies. The point is important since Lord Grantham's children are daughters -- Ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil, but the facets of their lives and of those of the below-stairs staff -- also a highly regimented world -- have fascinating story lines.

Air Dates: 2010 - Present

Genres: Historical drama

Network: ITVMNF

Episodes

  • Season 6, Ep. 8 : Downton Abbey Nov 8, 2015

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    A change of circumstances puts Bertie Pelham in the limelight; Edith must decide between concealing her past at all costs or risk losing everything by confronting the truth.

  • Season 6, Ep. 7 : Downton Abbey Nov 2, 2015

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    Henry Talbot invites the Crawleys to watch him motor racing at Brooklands; Violet makes a plan which surprises the family and delights Denker; Mr. Molesley and Daisy must rise to the challenge on examination day; Andy's secret is brought to light.

  • Season 6, Ep. 6 : Downton Abbey Oct 25, 2015

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    Headmaster Mr. Dawes has a proposition for Mr. Molesley; Baxter is thrown into turmoil when she receives an unexpected letter; battle lines are drawn between Cora and Violet; Carson has an axe to grind with Thomas, but all is not as it appears.

  • Season 6, Ep. 5 : Downton Abbey Oct 18, 2015

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  • Season 6, Ep. 4 : Downton Abbey Oct 11, 2015

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Based on 26 Critics
Critic Reviews ( 3 )
Fan Reviews ( 0 )
  • Judging by the first five hours of the second season, it successfully broadens the storylines of several key characters. The cast is first-rate; only Elizabeth McGovern? occasionally rings a false. Show More

  • Your investment in the many stories spun out by creator Julian Fellowes may take longer to develop this year, because the costume drama's pace is off in the early going and it's far more contrived and inconsistent than it was in its first season. Show More

  • The series seamlessly moves between the horrors of war and the gentility of life in the show's titular 100-room manor. Show More

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