Celebrate Valentine’s Day: Which Downton Abbey Couple Are You?
You’ve rooted for them, ached for them, and celebrated with them. Now find out which Downton Abbey couple is most like you and your sweetie! Take the quiz to find out, and then share your results with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Out of desperation, Cora, his American wife, sends for her wealthy mother to visit, in hopes that the Crawley women can persuade her to finance their lavish lifestyle. The mother, Martha, is played by new cast member Shirley MacLaine, who’s excellent. She doesn’t steal the show — she can’t, not with Maggie Smith already dominating every scene she’s in as Cora’s mother-in-law, the acerbic, sarcastic Dowager Countess — but MacLaine fits in perfectly.
“An aristocrat with no servants is as much use to the county as a glass hammer.” — Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Downton Abbey Season 3 Preview (Coming to PBS Jan. 6, 2013) | Masterpiece | PBS (by PBS)
You may have seen a version of this trailer recorded from British TV that was hard to hear clearly. Someone also posted a video of a TV showing a tribute to Shirley Maclaine that includes a couple clips from the show. This is a clean, clear, official version of the trailer.
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