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benedict cumberbatch downton abbey readers digest cover Downton Abbey vs Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch: A war of the wordsA civil war is brewing in the UK, y’all: It’s “Downton Abbey” vs. “Sherlock,” and things are getting ugly.

“Sherlock” star Benedict Cumberbatch recently did an interview for Reader’s Digest magazine, in which he ruthlessly slammed “Downton Abbey.” Cumberbatch is starring in the upcoming series “Parade’s End,” which Cumberbatch says plays on the current nostalgia for the pre-WWI Britain.

“‘Downton’ traded a lot on the sentiment in… Continue reading 'Downton Abbey' vs 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch: A war of the words

michelle dockery 300x400 What’s Really Under Those Elaborate ‘Downton Abbey’ Costumes?Nick Briggs/ITV/PBS

We know — it’s really hard waiting for Downton Abbey season three to being in January. And while we can’t offer any casting or plot morsels to keep you sated until that fateful winter day, we can help tide you over with a few fun tidbits on the period drama’s elaborate costumes.

According to star Michelle Dockery (left), when the cast… Continue reading What’s Really Under Those Elaborate ‘Downton Abbey’ Costumes?

‘Downton Abbey’ creator, cast talk season 3

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Shirley MacLaine joined the cast and creator Julian Fellowes for a preview of Downton Abbey‘s season 3 (which debuts in the U.S. January 6) at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour Saturday night. MacLaine, 77, will play Martha Levinson, Cora’s American mother, who will clash wildly (here’s video!) with Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess. Their rivalry goes way… Continue reading ‘Downton Abbey’ creator, cast talk season 3

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1 [Blu-ray]

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A star-studded cast (Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Brendan Coyle, Dan Stevens) round out the glittering, gossipy, and beguiling men and women of this epic tale! After… Continue reading Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1 [Blu-ray] Reviews

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noun PathologyChronic disorder caused by repeated and excessive subjection to Downton Abbey, a shamelessly melodramatic British period drama. Characterized by long, knowing glances, obsessive-compulsive dressing routines, and the irritating sound of incessant bell-ringing in one’s ears.

Yes, we’re back with the Crawleys and their dutiful collection of scullery slaves for another sweeping season of Downton Abbey — possibly TV’s biggest pop culture, period-piece sensation since Mad Men. Sunday’s premiere was an… Continue reading Downton Abbey: War is So Very Inconvenient (Part 1)