Downton Abbey: Series 06 (2015)

Series 06
Downton Abbey

Critics Consensus

Melodramatic characters and soapy class struggles continue to keep Downton Abbey compelling as this celebrated series approaches its grand finale.



Critic Ratings: 25


Audience Score

User Ratings: 229
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Sixth and final series of the period drama following the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants at Downton Abbey. It is now 1925, when secrets and rifts threaten the unity of the family, while those below stairs are faced with social changes which put all their futures in jeopardy.

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Critic Reviews for Downton Abbey Series 06

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (12)

Beautiful, elegant final ride, full of love and nostalgia and joy. The only way to go...

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Downton simply continues its sharp observations of human behavior among fundamentally decent people, as animated by some of the loveliest faces, voices, and cinematography on the tube, it still has much to offer.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm happy to report (without any spoilers) that it remains what it has been for years - a pretty melodrama, whose characters we've come to know well, grounded in a thought-provoking historical moment.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

The final Downton season is satisfying, engaging and nostalgic. And if there is, at some point, a movie? You know we'll be watching.

Dec 30, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The sixth and final season of the series delivers happy endings all around, as if rewarding viewers for their devotion to the lives of the wealthy and the service classes alike.

Jun 16, 2016 | Full Review…

The final season of the popular series with more changes than ever in store for the characters.

Mar 8, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

A proper ending for a unique and memorable ensemble drama that has had a few ups and downs over the years.

Feb 9, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The characterizations are beginning to get cartoonish.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Suffice to say, Fellowes steams ahead as a quality purveyor of British confectionary.

Jan 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Our love for the characters enables us to overlook the vexing problems in the script.

Jan 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Downton Abbey: Series 06

  • May 25, 2016
    The script is feeble and trite in comparison to earlier seasons. Fellows has obviously run out of ideas and has resorted to cliches.
  • Feb 26, 2016
    immensely satisfying melodrama. Lots of twists and turns to keep the characters interesting
  • Feb 24, 2016
    Very sorry to see this go. Has been very enjoyable for the past six seasons.
  • Feb 21, 2016
    While it may have overstayed its welcome by a couple seasons, Downton Abbey ended as well as it possibly could have. Julian Fellowes has virtually written a textbook perfect example of the way to end a beloved series, and its regular crew of actors turned in some of their finest performances ever.
  • Feb 09, 2016
    I say, Maggie Smith is a delight with the bon mot this season as in the past. Always a pleasure, I will be sorry to see it go.
  • Jan 31, 2016
    What a perfect way to wrap things up and end the series..
  • Jan 21, 2016
    Desde qualquer angulo é uma obra de arte... deixará saudades!
  • Jan 19, 2016
    It's refreshing to have a show that knows it's expiration date. Though I've enjoyed this series, it I time for it to go. The writers know this and are giving us a lovely last few episodes.
  • Jan 18, 2016
    A woman knows her mind. If she asks a man to leave her alone, she means it. It does not translate to 'I am experiencing a momentary lapse in sanity, so continue pursing me until I come around.'There is no excuse for pursing or harassing someone once they have clearly asked to be left alone. And I don't think Tom pushed for Lady Mary's union with Mr Talbot because he really loves her: he was trying to prove that even Mary could marry below her station, which in turn would legitimize Tom himself. But then the show dissipates that issue by rendering Mary a product of her upbringing and snobbery, and uniting her with Mr Talbot anyway, rending the whole debacle nothing more than a love conquers all scenario. I have to give Cousin Isobel credit for refusing to succumb to Lord Merton's pleas toward marriage, and using, quite shamefully his deteriorating health to coax Cousin Isobel into union with him. Oh wait, I spoke prematurely. Well, love conquers all after all..
  • Jan 04, 2016
    Contrived, histrionic, Great cast, awful script. A parody of Upstairs-Downstairs.

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