Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey's Cheap Embrace of Rape as a Plot Device

Depictions of violence against women are all over highbrow TV. This was the worst example yet.

 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. 

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Downton's Third Act

Is the British Soap Stuck?

This season of "Downton Abbey" has had prostitutes, jilted brides, and tragic death. So why does it feel like nothing's happened?

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The Pret A Manger Personality Debate: Round Two

Yes, a bad government is worse than a bad boss. But that's not the point.

Yes, a bad government is worse than a bad boss. But that's not the point.

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Imagine the production values of “Downton Abbey,” but aimed at a grown-up audience.

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