It's a 'Sherlock' sweep at the 2014 Emmys…almost.

The 2014 Emmy Awards have come and gone with British entries more than holding their own for nominations and winners. Most of the categories from a British standpoint were dominated with twelve nominations apiece by the usual suspects involved both in front of and behind the camera with Downton Abbey and Sherlock. Especially in the […]

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'Downton Abbey' meets 'Mad Men' in 'Queen of the Earth'

Ok, technically, it’s not actually Downton Abbey meets Mad Men. It’s actually not even Lady Mary meets Peggy Olson, but it is Michelle Dockery meets Elisabeth Moss in an upcoming film, Queen of Earth, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry. Most recently, Perry directed Listen Up Philip which premiered at Sundance this year and […]

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The British invasion of the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

Overall, unfortunately, it was a night to say how much an honor it was to just be nominated as all of the British representation in this years Primetime Emmy Awards fell prey to some pretty stiff competition from the likes of Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Mad Men, Homeland, HBO’s entries of Behind […]

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From the Friday Vault: Hardware with Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman’s stock is going through the roof these days given his brilliant performance in Sherlock and, what I’m already assuming is brilliant in the upcoming Peter Jackson fantasy epic, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, as Bilbo Baggins. Many were ‘introduced’ to Martin back in 2001 as Tim in Ricky Gervais’ The Office. Post “Office, […]

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Downton Abbey, Sherlock dominate Primetime Emmy nominations

Even though the hit ITV/PBS drama, Downton Abbey, has had a presence at the Primetime Emmys the past couple of years, this year they have a lot of company that they are bringing with them from across the pond, laying further claim to the fact that the UK continues to produce the best television on […]

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Birdsong – another Masterpiece, 4/22 on PBS

The upcoming April 22 premiere of Birdsong will, undoubtedly, bring endless comparisons to Downton Abbey. Airing as part of PBS’ Masterpiece series on April 22 and 29, the BBC adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ modern classic set during the First World War has, literally, been 20 years in the making. When this appeared in the UK […]

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