• Equal time request: The 10 best Dr. Watsons

    Equal time request: The 10 best Dr. Watsons

    Hopefully, by now, you have been able to select your favorite Sherlock Holmes of all-time. We all know who you selected so, to be clear, you’re in good company if you selected Benedict Cumberbatch. However, it’s been pointed out by several readers that Dr. Watson wants a little equal time. As with the Sherlock rankings, […]

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  • CBS' "Elementary" idea – Been there, done that

    CBS' "Elementary" idea – Been there, done that

    Before we leave our well-deserved bowing before the brilliance that is the BBC’s Sherlock, you may remember back in the fall reading here about an absolutely ridiculous notion that the CBS Television Network had thoughts of creating a 21st century version of Sherlock Holmes. I think, at the time, my only comment was “…how original”. […]

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  • Vote for your favorite Downton Abbey character

    Vote for your favorite Downton Abbey character

    As U.S. television viewers continue their weekly love affair with Downton Abbey, series producers are gearing up for production of the third series, which is set to begin in the UK in February. Prior to the premiere of series 2, viewers on both sides of the pond have not only had the opportunity to determine […]

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  • Sherlock 3 confirmed!

    Sherlock 3 confirmed!

    While the Steven Moffat/Mark Gatiss brilliance that is Sherlock was coming to a second series finale last night with the transmission of The Reichenbach Fall, Downton Abbey, the other bit of brilliance out of the UK, was moments away from winning this years Golden Globe for Best mini-series or motion picture made for television. Both […]

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  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood is solved…sort of

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood is solved…sort of

    Having just transmitted this past week on BBC Two, yet another classic drama makes its way to PBS’ Masterpiece series in April 2012. Currently in the middle of the long-awaited second series of Downton Abbey, the Masterpiece series is already flush with greatness and experiencing an abundance of riches in 2012 what with the upcoming […]

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  • Move over Jewel…Brideshead…Tales, here comes Downton Abbey

    Move over Jewel…Brideshead…Tales, here comes Downton Abbey

    The recent U.S. popularity of the mega-hit, Downton Abbey, brings to mind not only the obvious, Upstairs Downstairs, but also the likes of PBS’ Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited and, oddly, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City broadcast from a water cooler popularity standpoint. With Downton Abbey, there’s a new sheriff in town at […]

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  • Happy Downton Abbey 2 Day, U.S.

    Happy Downton Abbey 2 Day, U.S.

    Best news of all on Downton Abbey 2 Day in the U.S.!!! As previously announced, Downton Abbey has been commissioned by ITV for another series of programs. Remember the angst that you felt at the end of series 1 not knowing if there was to be a series 2 or not? Not this time. You […]

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  • Sherlock bits and bobs as UK prepares for Hounds….

    Sherlock bits and bobs as UK prepares for Hounds….

    New Sherlock Hounds…trailer More Sherlock news not only to tease UK audiences as they barrel head long into Sundays 2nd installment of the new series with “Hounds of the Baskerville” but to, hopefully, continue to coax U.S. audiences down off the ceiling as they patiently await the American broadcast as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series […]

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  • You say New Years Eve. We say Sherlock Eve.

    You say New Years Eve. We say Sherlock Eve.

    The brilliance that is Sherlock is a day away. What better way to pass the remaining hours than to demonstrate what has become an international phenomenon (it’s been sold in 180 countries) and screen Sherlock in five different languages. To most everyone around the globe, today may represents the close of business for calendar year […]

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