Shirley McClaine

Is Downton Abbey Starting to Face a Cultural Backlash in America?

America’s love affair with “Downton Abbey” may be on the rocks. After four seasons, the Crawley family is facing a backlash over their utter disdain for all things American, Lady Cora notwithstanding, of course. Granted the show was written and produced in Britain, but creator and head writer Julian Fellowes seems to take a particular delight in portraying America as a land of uncouth loudmouths and overweening four-flushers....

Downton Abbey Season 4 Preview: Ladies Ready to Roar in the ’20s

Downton Abbey’s genteel ladies are ready to let their hair down, as the Roaring ’20s gets into full swing on Seasons 4 of the award winning BBC show. The staid manor is swept up in jazz, bathtub gin and the fresh whiff of scandal. Lady Mary, Edith (Laura Carmichael) and cousin Rose (Lily James) are ready to throw off the shackles of Edwardian England in the face of advancing modernism. Who knows, we may even get to see them vote!...
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