Last night’s Downton Abbey (read no further if you’re spoiler averse!):

Lady Sybil was shunted into a terrible wig-hat, still managed to have a perfect daughter, and then met her (gasp!) untimely end while the family watched—check out Matthew’s totally casual, just-riding-the-subway posture in the family shot.

More on the heartbreak and high frivolity of episode four, here.

All, courtesy Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for Masterpiece.

Downton weekend! We are hotly ancitipating Sunday’s premiere, and so we have some advisories and exciting things to share:
You can find us participating in a panel live-tweet—moderated by fellow Downton obsessive Patton Oswalt—on Sunday night starting at 9 p.m. ET, and can see it on the Masterpiece site as well as this old reliable spot. And for Monday morning’s recap, we’ll post some here and the effervescent rest on VF.com. Bon weekend (what’s a weekend, anyway?)!
Photograph from The Evening Standard magazine, which sorely needs a Tumblr.

Downton weekend! We are hotly ancitipating Sunday’s premiere, and so we have some advisories and exciting things to share:

You can find us participating in a panel live-tweet—moderated by fellow Downton obsessive Patton Oswalt—on Sunday night starting at 9 p.m. ET, and can see it on the Masterpiece site as well as this old reliable spot. And for Monday morning’s recap, we’ll post some here and the effervescent rest on VF.com. Bon weekend (what’s a weekend, anyway?)!

Photograph from The Evening Standard magazine, which sorely needs a Tumblr.

We threw a stateside-premiere party for the second season of Downton Abbey last night at MoMA—and some of the cast were there to show us how sexy they are in modern-day attire. Swoon.
For a transcript of what they talked to us about, go here.
Photograph by Hannah Thompson for Vanity Fair. From left: Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham), Joanne Froggatt (housemaid Anna), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary).

We threw a stateside-premiere party for the second season of Downton Abbey last night at MoMA—and some of the cast were there to show us how sexy they are in modern-day attire. Swoon.

For a transcript of what they talked to us about, go here.

Photograph by Hannah Thompson for Vanity Fair. From left: Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham), Joanne Froggatt (housemaid Anna), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley), and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary).