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Downton Abbey – Season 3 – Episode 5

Here we are again still in funereal mode as we watch the last of Sybil’s mourners pull away in their shiny black motorcars. They certainly know how to accessorize, don’t they? The Earl and Carson are standing stoically, hands behind … Continue reading

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Downer Abbey – Season 3 – Episode 4

No, that is not a typo. This past episode was so disturbing that I almost chose not to review it. Even my girl Maggie couldn’t save it for me. It begins with Sybil having early labor pains, the family all … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey – Season 3 – Episodes 2 and 3

We open with preparations for Lady Edith’s shotgun wedding. I imagine she’s not taking any chances in letting Sir Anthony get away. She should have put one of those electric dog collars on him where if he strayed too far … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey – Season 3 – Episode 1

I noticed even Laura Linney in the opening intro is excited over Downton’s return. I’ll admit, I am too, even though I’ve come to the conclusion it’s just All My Children in livery. As you know from Season 2, it’s … Continue reading

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

There’s nothing like an early matinee on a rainy day especially if it turns out to be a great film. I was enthralled, to say the least, with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the not so new John Madden movie … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey-Season 2-Final Episode

Downton Abbey is over for the season. Alas, what will we do? I decided to make an event out of it by buying Shepard’s pie at Dean and Deluca that tasted more like pizza in a pie shell. It’s a … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey-Season 2-Episode 6

Before we begin, let me just say I have given ‘verbosity’ all new meaning but it couldn’t be helped since there’s an awful lot going on at Downton Abbey. If I may quote Maggie Smith aka ‘The Right Honourable Violet, … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey

This is hard for me to admit but I’m a ‘Downton Abbey’ addict. Good-bye ‘West Wing,’ hello 9 new episodes on PBS. I watched part 4 of Season 2 that left me weeping uncontrollably over the plight of Matthew and … Continue reading

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