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TV: Why we’re hooked on PBS’ ‘Downton Abbey’

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Even before it clocked a (distant) second-place finish in the Nielsens on Super Bowl Sunday, I knew I wasn’t exactly alone in my love for “Downton Abbey.” Continue Reading

TV PICKS: ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Billy the Kid,’ ‘The Game’

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Downton Abbey,” the Edwardian spellbinder that was so addictive in its initial Emmy-winning run, is back tonight for a second season. Continue Reading

Smash series ‘Downton Abbey’ returns to PBS

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When “Downton Abbey” returns to PBS’ “Masterpiece Classic” Sunday it’ll bear a pedigree more prestigious than the Earldom it represents. The second part of the Emmy-studded miniseries assails the aristocratic Crawley family with World War I and all the social changes that swept in with trench warfare. Continue Reading

‘Downtown 2’ makes us forget its flaws

January 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Downton Abbey Season 2,” Masterpiece Classic, will air Sundays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 19, on PBS (Grand Forks cable channel 13). Rating: Five stars out of five.
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