Downton Abbey's Cheap Embrace of Rape as a Plot Device
January 12, 2014
After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance.
Downton's Third Act
February 16, 2013
This season of "Downton Abbey" has had prostitutes, jilted brides, and tragic death. So why does it feel like nothing's happened?
The Pret A Manger Personality Debate: Round Two
February 07, 2013
Yes, a bad government is worse than a bad boss. But that's not the point.
'Parade’s End': Ford Madox Ford’s Masterpiece Comes to the Screen
January 27, 2013
Imagine the production values of “Downton Abbey,” but aimed at a grown-up audience.