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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as Violet Crawley
as Lady Grantham
as Isobel Crawley
as Lady Mary
as Lady Edith
as Lady Sybil
as John Bates
as Mrs Hughes
as Mrs Patmore
as Tom Branson
News & Interviews for Downton Abbey: Season 5
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.
This is a season heavily interested in the choices - particularly the love lives and sex lives - of women of all ages and classes.
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.
Maggie Smith rules the fifth season of Downton Abbey, PBS' lavish and still-delectable serial.
Audience Reviews for Downton Abbey: Season 5
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