Downton Abbey: Series 06 Reviews

January 4, 2016
Suffice to say, Fellowes steams ahead as a quality purveyor of British confectionary.
January 4, 2016
Our love for the characters enables us to overlook the vexing problems in the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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January 4, 2016
Beautiful, elegant final ride, full of love and nostalgia and joy. The only way to go...
January 4, 2016
The [first] episode ends with a coming-together that will delight the show's die-hard fans - and help carry the rest of us through the overly sentimental reunions, unlikely outbursts, kidnappings and, yes, sudden deaths.
January 4, 2016
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.
January 4, 2016
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.
January 4, 2016
It isn't a spoiler to point out that what was true from the beginning holds true now: creator Julian Fellowes seems to love these characters and he seems determined to do right by them.
January 4, 2016
Downton Abbey may strike some as an unbearably fussy and silly affair, but it has also fully and richly answered that little boy's question: They lived that way out of a sense of duty. And while it lasted, wasn't it grand?
January 3, 2016
The season is best when it attends to the fears and fury of those in the underclass at risk of becoming even more marginalized by social flux.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 30, 2015
The final Downton season is satisfying, engaging and nostalgic. And if there is, at some point, a movie? You know we'll be watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 29, 2015
What seems clear, as Downton strolls toward the finish line, is that the show's influence will reverberate well beyond its five-year run.
November 10, 2015
It's loop-the-loop loopy, but also exciting; the fun Fellowes is having is infectious.