Posts Tagged ‘Maggie Smith’
 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Downton Abbey”

  DOWNTON ABBEY:  Sunday 9PM on PBS In its fourth season as the most successful regular series in PBS history, DOWNTON ABBEY operates as smoothly as a well-staffed ancestral estate.  Even though the larger subject of the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Downton Abbey”

  By the time it reaches four seasons on the air, even a first-rate show can find it difficult to sustain its initial burst of energy and creativity, and the same holds true on the other side of the Atlantic as well, as th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Downton Abbey”

  In this era of peak TV, there are more shows than ever that we devour, that we obsess about and are thrilled by and that shock us and tear us apart.  There are fewer, however, that we simply love.  Julian Fellowes̵...
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SBD AWARDWATCH: Drama Emmys

  We’ve taken a look at the major Comedy and Movie/Miniseries categories at Sunday’s Emmys, and now it’s time for the big guns:  the Dramas.  Incredibly, the state of TV drama is so strong these days that one c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Quartet”

  QUARTET:  Watch It At Home – AARP’s Version of a Rock Concert Reunion Movie It may come as a surprise to some of the directors who’ve tangled with Dustin Hoffman to hear that QUARTET is supposed to mar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Downton Abbey”

  Ah yes… the clink of silver on fine china, the lords and ladies sitting down to dinner in their best evening dress, the barely perceptible rustle of servants smoothly executing their duties behind the scenes–...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Downton Abbey”

  The gap between British and US airings of DOWNTON ABBEY gives rise to some dislocations.  The series airs each fall in England, but PBS holds it for January-February because it doesn’t want to compete with the sta...
by Mitch Salem