The ultimate Super Bowl watching party this year is at Downton…

….all the cool aristocrats will be there.

As the U.S. prepares for the ultimate tailgate event of the season that, we call, the Super Bowl, there is so much going on on both sides of the Atlantic from a telly standpoint that one will definitely understand should you switch away during the Puppy Bowl and head on over to PBS for the next installment of Downton Abbey in the States or head to BBC Three for the series 5 premiere of Being Human.

The Dowager Countess, a Giants fan?

There are those, however, that just can’t bear the fact that this years game is being played with no Manning to be found anywhere, even at Downton. They flat out refuse to admit the possibility that the game will be played with neither Peyton or Eli on the field. According to reports, it looks like everyone both above and below the stairs, however, were comfortable with the idea of that Tom Brady is sitting out that game this year. Who knew, but the Dowager Countess is such the Giants fan that no one dares tell her that Super Bowl XLVII would feature the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Thankfully, all is well as Lord Grantham did save last years game on the DVR making it quite simple to convince Violet it’s business as usual in The Big Easy.

Fortunately, Downton is not a Nielsen household.

In: Comedy,Drama