Let’s call the Season 4 Trailer of Downton Abbey “Dancing, Kissing, Crying, Fighting”
The reaction to Season 4 of Downton Abbey Season Four is positive. The Telegraph newspaper gave the Downton Premiere a five star rating, saying the episode marks a return to the splendor of Season One of Downton Abbey.
What is revealed on the premiere of Downton?
The first episode of Season 4 is set in 1922, six months after Matthew’s death. Part of the episode is set on Valentine’s day, obviously not a cheerful holiday for Lady Mary. Baby George and Mary have some trouble bonding. All Mary can see is Matthew when she looks at her wee one. The baby is played by identical twin actors, Logan and Cole Weston.
Michelle Dockery has assured viewers that despite the identical widow status of Branson and Lady Mary, there will not be a love connection, but they will run the estate of Downton together. In the romance department, we can probably expect new character Lord Gillingham to court Mary.
At Downton Abbey Online, we’re really hoping beleaguered Lady Edith will experience more exciting times in Season 4. Edith spends more time in London with her smitten editor. According to actor Laura Carmichael, Edith finds her inner Carrie Bradshaw this season. Woot woot!
Down below, the kitchen is abuzz with a modern electric food mixer. Whatever will Daisy and Mrs. Patmore do with all the extra free time? And actress Phyllis Logan who plays Mrs. Hughes says there is no impending romance between Carson and herself.
Downton Abbey Season 4 nears completion in the UK and a few spoilers are leaking into the ether. But as usual, more secrecy surrounds Downton Abbey plot lines than an Opus Dei meeting. Season Four of Downton Abbey premieres in the US on January 5, 2014 on PBS. In the UK, Downton Abbey started its earlier run in September 2103. Season 4 opens in 1922, six months after the death of Downton heir Matthew Crawley.
Start your engines, Season 4 of Downton Abbey is on. What do we know about new and old characters? Sadly, O’Brien and her bangs left the building. O’Brien schemed herself right off the show. Shirley Maclaine is back to spar with Countess Violet. Branson brings on a nanny. And our favourite flapper cousin Rose is full time at Downton.
And fear not, Julian Fellowes has written some hunks into the new Season of Downton…
Julian Ovenden appears on Downton Abbey Season 4 as aristocrat Charles Blake. Will he make a play for single mom Lady Mary? Ovenden is also a singer, but no word on whether he'll be crooning for Lady Mary.
After airing for nearly 45 years, Sesame Street is still killing it, remaining relevant for both kids and parents. The Sesame Street spoof of Downton Abbey is making its rounds on the internet this week. Behold, Upside Downton Abbey:
Lady Mary becomes a fashion icon
As far as leading ladies and lines go, Mrs. Patmore is the downstairs version of the Dowager when it comes to wit. Mrs. Patmore dispenses zingers along with her cooking, cutting to the heart of the issue every time. Daisy is usually the object of her sharp tongue, but Mrs Patmore spares no one as she delivers her own flavour of commentary.