| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:43 AM
When the Maryland workers building the sets for "House of Cards" started sawing and hammering the offices and homes of characters like Francis and Claire Underwood 20 months ago in Harford County, most of them were thinking only of earning a steady...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
After restorations that have taken more than six months, Montpelier Mansion has thrown open its doors to visitors once again.
But don't look for a new look — or even a facelift on the 18th-century Georgian beauty.
Almost all the restoration work...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:25 PM
In The Baltimore Sun's my ongoing devotion to any and everything "Downton Abbey," I present to you the new Downton Abbey Wine Collection.
Carson, start pouring.
According to a press release (memo to all people: please continue sending me all...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 7:54 PM
After a unique, very-informal-for-Downton dinner party, Carson poses an interesting question in this episode: "Where's the style, Mrs. Hughes, where's the show?"
"Perhaps people are tired of style and show," she responds.
Perhaps. Well, most...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 8:01 PM
If you're a big fan, you already knew what was coming in the season finale. But it didn't make it any easier -- or less heartbreaking -- to watch.
The majority of the Season 3 "Downton" finale, or the "Christmas special" as its called in the U.K.,...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:55 PM
It's the day of Lady Sybil's funeral (which we don't actually get to see) and Lord Grantham is, understandably, in a foul mood. So he takes it out. On basically the whole house.
Yes, he's greiving. But he's also acting like a stubborn mule. Let's...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 3:44 PM
The Thomas and Jimmy situation just got real(ly sad).
Yes, a lot went down in this two-hour penultimate episode of Season 3. It all felt, at times, a bit laborious (this was two of the U.K. episodes, for some reason, smashed together), but it...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Just when you thought life couldn't get more depressing for Edith, it does.
Big time. Turns out the Gods of Aristocrats can't give poor Edith a break. Was her indiscretion with that farmer really worth so much karma?
Look, it's not like her living...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:53 AM
This episode includes poetry and haggis. Actually, poetry and haggis together! A little haggis always makes the poetry go down easier, don’t you think?
Let’s kick things off with ...
Airport Shenanigans of Mistaken Euphoria
You know that...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Starting this Wednesday, Charleston will offer a supper-for-two menu in the bar. Think of it as a way to soak up some of Charleston's atmosphere, and Cindy Wolf's cooking, without committing to the full tasting menu experience.
The menu, which will...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 4:37 PM
With all the Branson revolutionary-ing, Lady Edith altar-jilting and Bates jail-rotting, it was easy to forget that Lady Sybil was, you know, about to give birth.
And she does in this episode. But in a huge surprise, she doesn't make it -- dead at 24...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 4:20 PM
What better time than a Crawley dinner with the Archbishop of York for Branson to get all revolutionary and escape to Downton?
Loved the transition here. Robert is talking to the archbishop about Catholics and admits that he's anti-Catholic. "There...