• Feeling a bit down? You might have Downton Abbey Effect.

    Feeling a bit down? You might have Downton Abbey Effect.

    Not to worry. You’re not alone after all. And, there’s actually a medical term for what you thought was just a simple case of separation anxiety or withdrawal. You, along with countless others, suffer from Downton Abbey Effect. Symptoms seem to center around a sense of loss or, in some cases, distress that is  comparable to […]

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  • Royal Wedding. Avoid, survive or endure? Your choice.

    Royal Wedding. Avoid, survive or endure? Your choice.

    As the big event closes in on us tomorrow, there are plans being made to have or attend Royal Wedding watching parties around the globe no matter the time zone. Television networks can’t muscle their way in to Trafalgar Square quick enough to bring viewers more information than the law allows about every square inch of […]

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  • British scattershooting with Doc Martin V, Red Dwarf X and more….

    British scattershooting with Doc Martin V, Red Dwarf X and more….

    Red Dwarf confirmation of series X – Smegtastic Finally, from Birmingham City and Dimension Jump XVI, comes confirmation from series co-creator, Doug Naylor, followed by an immediate verification on Robert Llewellyn’s LlewBlog that there will, indeed, be a tenth series of Red Dwarf. Welcome news for those RD fans that were left with a definite thirst […]

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  • Upstairs Downstairs opens its' doors tonight on PBS

    Upstairs Downstairs opens its' doors tonight on PBS

    It’s been almost a lifetime since a young head parlor maid, Rose Buck (Jean Marsh), put her hand on the bannister at an empty 165 Eaton Place for what, she thought, would be the last time. Little did she know that some 40 years later, she would return full of memories and put her hand […]

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  • Jennifer Garner as Miss Marple? This just isn't right.

    Jennifer Garner as Miss Marple? This just isn't right.

    For those that have commented over time that I should hold back on my thoughts regarding American re-makes of classic British television, you no longer have the ability to say anything…ever. The word from Disney is that they will re-invent the elderly creation of Agatha Christie in to a 30-something hot American detective. As the […]

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  • PBS style Final Four with Masterpiece Madness

    PBS style Final Four with Masterpiece Madness

    Step aside Virginia Commonwealth. Forget about Butler, Kentucky and Connecticut. Bringing together PBS Masterpiece‘ 40th anniversary season with the 10 April premiere of Upstairs Downstairs, this years true Final Four bracket, PBS-style, pit powerhouses from the East Region (Sleuths, Cops and Justice Seekers), the Midwest Region (Women of Inferior Birth, Lesser Means and the Working […]

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  • Eddie Izzard enters the United States of Tara

    Eddie Izzard enters the United States of Tara

    Eddie Izzard alert! From Dreamworks Television and Executive Producer, Steven Spielberg, the third season of Showtime’s dark comedy, United States of Tara, kicks off beginning tonight, Monday, March 28 at 10:30p ET (following Nurse Jackie) with the great Eddie Izzard as Tara’s (Toni Collette) new DID-skeptical psychology professor. Thanks to xfinityTV.com for providing tellyspotting this […]

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  • Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Begin the weekend scattershooting

    Julian Fellowes….Titanic….can’t wait What’s next from the mind of Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Downton Abbey) you might ask? Titanic, what else. Thankfully, not quite a spin-off in the American sense of the word (i.e. The Cleveland Show from The Simpsons or Joey from Friends or The Jeffersons from All in the Family) but there is […]

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  • Have a spare 57+ hours? Upstairs Downstairs DVD giveaway

    Have a spare 57+ hours? Upstairs Downstairs DVD giveaway

    Considered by many as the most successful and influential British drama series ever to have graced the small screen, one thing was always clear over the five seasons of the original Upstairs Downstairs, the inhabitants above and below the stairs at 165 Eaton Place are quite the resilient bunch. They’ve survived social change, political upheaval, […]

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