TV review: 'Downton Abbey' season 5

January 2, 2015 3:17 PM

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In some respects, the latest episodic flight (all but the Christmas episode were made available) feels less like Season 5 than Season 4, Part B, what with so much unfinished business to transact. That's not a serious knock on the show, necessarily, although the latest storyline doesn't contain the sort of signature events that have dictated the course for past runs.

It's 1924, meaning roughly a dozen years have passed since the narrative officially began, with the devastation of World War I in the middle.

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