January 4, 2013 8:00 AM

New season of ‘Downton Abbey’ packed with tragedy and scandal

With the Great War over and a marriage in the works to seal its future, Downton Abbey is overdue for a party. The Edwardian country house at the center of PBS’ “Masterpiece” phenomenon still shelters the Crawley family and its full complement of servants jockeying for position, money and class. The castle, if not everyone in it, never fails to impress.

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