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Downton Abbey: Season 5 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Though it's becoming increasingly soapy, Downton Abbey is still a beautiful show whose characters confront the ever-modernizing world with wit and style.


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Season 5 continues the period drama set in the 1920s and sees the addition of new cast members Richard E. Grant and Anna Chancellor. The 1924 general election brings a new Labour goverment in to power and the building of a war memorial is planned with Carson at the head of the committee. Further storylines include Edith's pregnancy and the consequences of Rose and Jack's broken engagement.


Hugh Bonneville
as Lord Grantham
Maggie Smith
as Violet Crawley
Elizabeth McGovern
as Lady Grantham
Penelope Wilton
as Isobel Crawley
Laura Carmichael
as Lady Edith
Jim Carter
as Carson
Brendan Coyle
as John Bates
Phyllis Logan
as Mrs Hughes
Lesley Nicol
as Mrs Patmore
Allen Leech
as Tom Branson
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Critic Reviews for Downton Abbey: Season 5

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (17)

For now, Season 5 is proof that Downton Abbey remains in possession of a strong pulse and story lines. It minds its manners -- and its stately manors -- while keeping its characters vital and vulnerable.

January 7, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a season heavily interested in the choices - particularly the love lives and sex lives - of women of all ages and classes.

January 6, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Downton has entered the sweetspot phase of its life span, whatever that will ultimately be: A place of creative equipoise, where characters can and will be taken to a place of Fellowes' choosing, and fans will happily follow.

January 6, 2015 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even the new stories feel like variations on the old ones.

January 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Maggie Smith rules the fifth season of Downton Abbey, PBS' lavish and still-delectable serial.

January 5, 2015 | Full Review…

All's right with Downton Abbey, and for eight weeks at least, right for us.

January 4, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Downton Abbey: Season 5

Began to lose interest with this season.


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