| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"THE STREETS of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. Writers hover between a decent poverty and an indecent one; they are expected...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:15 AM
Maggie Smith rules the fifth season of “Downton Abbey,” PBS’ lavish and still-delectable serial.
Smith’s majestic yet poignant work as the dowager countess deepens the drama, which returns at 9 p.m. Sunday on PBS. “Love may...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:32 AM
At this point, a new season of "Downton Abbey" is much like a visit from old friends. Sure, the stories are familiar -- perhaps even just variations on what you've heard before -- but it's more about sharing their company and the feelings they rekindle....
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:48 AM
It's a weekend filled with new episodes, important NFL games and Golden Globes hoopla. Here are programs to keep in mind:
1. The Golden Globes at 8 p.m. Sunday on NBC. You may not want to watch the whole three-hour telecast. But the Amy Poehler-Tina Fey...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 6:16 AM
The first trailer for Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" hit the internet over the weekend offered a glimpse into how Lady Mary Crawley (Michelle Dockery) is dealing with the loss of her husband, Matthew.
"You have a straightforward choice," the Dowager...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Diddy's rather confusing Twitter announcement that he'll be appearing as a series regular on the wildly popular British aristocracy drama "Downton Abbey" has manifested itself as a mediocre Funny or Die video.
And aren't we all a little relieved? We'...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Across the land, a great keening has arisen for the large number of main characters recently killed off on shows as disparate as "The Walking Dead," "Scandal" and "Game of Thrones." How ruthless have we become, the hand-wringers wail, how reckless and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:59 AM
It's a big week for TV. Not only are a lot of shows coming back from their brief midwinter hiatuses — "Sleepy Hollow!" tonight with a two-hour episode! — the midseason replacements have begun. Here are a few things you won't want to miss this...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 4:50 PM
If you missed the first season of "Downton Abbey" on PBS' Masterpiece Classic last year, you're in luck. The network is reairing the award-winning series beginning Dec. 18. (In Chicago it's on WTTW at 7 p.m.)
"Downton Abbey" follows the lives of an...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Since the newest episodes of creator-writer Julian Fellowes' internationally popular drama are airing currently on PBS' "Masterpiece Classic," there's a bonus for those who buy this set upon release, as they'll be able to see the remaining stories...
| Jan 9, 2012
Bombs are exploding and Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) plans to leave the trenches for a short visit home to Downton Abbey. "Life at Downton," he says. "It seems like another world." And it is: The wildy addictive Masterpiece Classic "Downtown Abbey" is...