• It's "Christmas at Downton Abbey" just in time for the holidays

    It's "Christmas at Downton Abbey" just in time for the holidays

    I know, I’m going against my better judgement and have succumbed to the unthinkable by discussing Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this is too good to pass up. As the UK has all but put a lid on the 5th series of Downton Abbey with only the Christmas episode to go, it’s now all about American […]

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  • The Craig Ferguson/Peter Capaldi 80's punk band connection

    The Craig Ferguson/Peter Capaldi 80's punk band connection

    Who knew (or remembers) that the current host of The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson, and the newest Traveling Time Lord (Peter Capaldi) go way back. As the story goes, Ferguson began as a drummer in a rock band called Exposure. He then joined a punk band called The Bastards from Hell, which was later […]

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  • Tom Hiddleston to star as Hank Williams in "I Saw the Light"

    Tom Hiddleston to star as Hank Williams in "I Saw the Light"

    Tom Hiddleston has been tagged for the title role in the Hank Williams biopic, I Saw the Light. The Westminster-born star of The Avengers, Thor, War Horse, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the BBC’s Hollow Crown series, will portray the “King of the Hillbillies” in a film about the country music star’s life. Williams […]

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  • World Cup 2014: OK, England, it's time to 'Bring It Home'

    World Cup 2014: OK, England, it's time to 'Bring It Home'

    The 2014 World Cup in Brazil just around the corner, beginning next week on 12 June. Every participating country is still in the running and, just like Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber, they all still have a chance. For England, however, 2014 couldn’t have come soon enough in order to quickly erase the disaster […]

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  • Taking a 'Sherlock' tribute to new heights

    Taking a 'Sherlock' tribute to new heights

    While Downton Abbey parodies have been endless, there have been few spoofs/parodies/tributes to the greatness of Sherlock. One truly brilliant effort was the recent Sherlock: The Musical. As evidenced by the following video tribute, you almost have to be as much of a fan as were series creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Creators Albert […]

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  • It's MUST SEE TV tonight on PBS! 'National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage'

    It's MUST SEE TV tonight on PBS! 'National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage'

    What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than to celebrate the incredible talent that has graced the stage of London’s National Theatre for the last 50 years. The National Theatre opened its doors in 1963 with Laurence Olivier as its first director. Eight hundred productions later, the venerable institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a […]

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  • Liverpool, The Beatles and the Night that Changed America

    Liverpool, The Beatles and the Night that Changed America

    Let’s just say that it took something of this magnitude to pry me away from Sunday’s installment of Downton Abbey. All I can say is, thank goodness for the DVR. Even Mrs. Patmore would approve of this new invention. Watching The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute last night brought back […]

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