Downton Abbey Dog's Life Might Be In Danger, Thanks to ISIS

The Downton Abbey dog, Isis, might be written off because her name is the same as the bloody terrorist organization. The group famous for beheadings wasn’t around in the 1920s, when the series is set, but that hasn’t stopped other TV shows from editing their stories in favor of sensitivity. » 10/27/14 12:10pm Monday 12:10pm

This Downton Abbey Parody Will Probably Be Better Than Downton Abbey

Here's your exclusive look inside my personal TV watching habits: I stopped watching Downton Abbey in season three because I could no longer muster up any concern over whether or not a rich family lost one of their several mansions. That said, I will tune in for The Britishes, the new DirectTV/College Humor sketch… » 10/24/14 1:20pm 10/24/14 1:20pm

Attention: You Can Now Purchase Your Own Downton Abbey Bride Crown

Have you gone mad with the power to nitpick over centerpieces and passed hors d'oeuvres? Perhaps you'd like to integrate your monarchist leanings into your bridal ensemble. Or maybe you're just keen to cosplay your favorite Edwardian. Well, meet the man who'll happily sell you your very own tiara. » 10/08/14 10:50am 10/08/14 10:50am

Downton Abbey Cast Gracefully Recovers from Water Bottle Gaffe

Last week, the internet world was torn asunder when a promo image from the upcoming season of Downton Abbey surfaced featuring a plastic water bottle in the background. But now, the cast has taken the silly blunder and turned it into a way to raise money for clean water around the world. Show 'em, Downton! » 8/17/14 12:30pm 8/17/14 12:30pm

Downton Abbey Forgot Water Bottles Didn't Exist in 1924

"Guys, what year is it? I can’t tell because of my water bottle. Oh, it’s the 1920s? Crap." These are the thoughts of whomever left their plastic bottle behind during a Downton Abbey promotional shot of the Earl of Grantham and Lady Edith Crawley, according to the Daily Mail. Thank you silent stranger who didn't throw… » 8/14/14 5:10pm 8/14/14 5:10pm

'Downton Abbey': The Worst House Party Ever

Despite Downton Abbey's refinement and pretty costumes, the British period drama has always flirted with the idea of being just a big-budget soap opera with plot lines involving incest, a murder trial, and an intentional miscarriage. But there's really no trope as quintessentially soap-y as that of rape. And last… » 1/13/14 4:45pm 1/13/14 4:45pm

Sunday Sign Off: Lady Edith Is Going to Have a Great Decade

Lady Edith moves to 1920s Berlin, becomes a bon vivant artist, attending various orgies and drinking parties with Michael Gregson while working on a literary masterwork that starts out an innocuous chronicle of the Berlin social scene and transforms into a terrifying tale about the rise of fascism in Germany. Tell me… » 1/12/14 6:30pm 1/12/14 6:30pm

There’s No Earthly Way You Can Watch All the TV Tonight

Unless you're Adrian Veidt or James Woods in Videodrome and (spoiler alert) your stomach has turned into a weird VCR vagina, there's no way you'll be able to keep up with all the television you are required BY LAW to watch this evening. Seriously, the Sunday afternoon/evening lineup is so daunting…[How daunting is… » 1/12/14 1:00pm 1/12/14 1:00pm