Skip the Oscars and binge-watch ‘Victoria’ today/tonight on PBS!

Traditional audiences for the Academy Awards usually fall into two categories. One, you spend the evening lamenting over the fact you haven’t see all the movies even though ‘this year was going to be different’ and you find yourself not knowing why the winner in a certain category was a complete surprise or, two, you’ve […]

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Almost legal, ‘The Full Monty’ turns 20!

Recently, someone told me that when you start trying to remember any kind of anniversary of a favorite movie, the standard rule is you come up with a number as to how long ago you think it premiered and then add five years to the total and, generally, you will be correct at that point. […]

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Churchill’s Secret highlights UK drama wars

Chalk this up as yet another reason why UK telly is more than a cut above the rest of Planet Earth. Take for example, Sunday night. While a majority of the U.S. was trying to think of anything possible to watch other than the mindless red-carpet preview of the 88th Academy Awards, the BBC and […]

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Britain declares war with the start of Operation Hollywood!

If you’re in the growing group of individuals who reside in America that has thought for some time that the British are taking over Hollywood, you now have proof positive (or spoof-positive) of the imminent British invasion of Tinsel Town. In recent years, there hasn’t been a Golden Globes, Emmys or Oscars nomination (and winners) […]

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PBS’ Arthur heads to ‘Fountain Abbey’ on Jan 26

I know, we’ve written (and, probably, overwritten) how you can tell when a series such as Downton Abbey instantly becomes a part of pop-culture. If it makes it to the mind palaces of such icons as Saturday Night Live  or Jimmy Fallon, whose Downton Sixby spoofs were priceless, then you know you have something. With […]

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The real story behind Benedict Cumberbatch's photobomb of U2

As if anyone needed yet another reason to put Benedict Cumberbatch on a pedestal…now comes the real story behind the now famous photobomb by the Sherlock star of U2 on the red carpet at the 2014 Oscar ceremony. Now that a safe distance has passed since that fateful night in March 2014, Cumberbatch has come […]

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PBS sets Downton Abbey 4 airdate for Jan 5, 2014…and more

With a majority of the commercial networks setting their Fall schedules this week with their respective upfront presentations to advertisers, PBS announced Tuesday at their annual meeting in Miami Beach the date of January 5, 2014 for the long-awaited return of Downton Abbey and the premiere of series 4.   Approximately 8 million viewers tuned […]

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Let the XXX Olympiad Games begin – Monty Python style

Seems a bit more appropriate this year given that the XXX Olympiad Summer Games get going in full swing today in London that we take a step back and honor those events that, unfortunately, won’t make it to telly yet again this year. Much like the News and Documentary Emmy categories never get their day […]

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