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This Might Be The Cruelest Reality Dating Show Ever

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.16.2014 | TV

The things we do for love. Before he goes on national television to fool 12 women into thinking he's British royalty, Matthew Hicks stopped by Huff...

'Costumes of Downton Abbey' Is the Exhibition Every Aspiring Lord and Lady Grantham Needs to See

Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

Approximately 35 outfits from the British import are on display at the mansion-turned-museum, along with backstory on the designs and details (you can get close enough to see the frayed ends on one gown; another vintage piece ripped during wearing and had to be carefully mended with matching fabric).

This Binge-Watching Chart Might Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

It's happened to all of us. You sit down to start watching a show on Netflix, only planning to catch an episode or two before getting on with your...

YA Historical Fiction for Downton Abbey Fans

Lisa Parkin | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

As we have some waiting to do until Downton Abbey Season 5 premieres, let's get our fill of rich period dramas elsewhere.

20 of the Coolest Tour Experiences Around the World

Viator | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Viator

Many people equate the word "tours" with the typical big bus excursions led by flag-toting guides that seen at every major tourist attraction around the world. But not all tours are the same.

Downton Abbey's U.S. Visit

Andrea Poe | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Andrea Poe

America has gone mad for Downton Abbey. And now the country's appetite for all things Downton can be sated. For the first time, a major exhibition of the costumes from the BBC program can be seen in the United States at Winterthur Museum.

From Bambi's Mom to Will on The Good Wife, The Darlings Must Die!

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Gene Del Vecchio

Though killing off a darling is a great storytelling device, storytellers need to think very carefully about it. If done well, it builds an emotional connection between audiences and characters. If done poorly, it becomes the proverbial bridge too far.

It Takes an Abbey

Terry Newell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Terry Newell

Downton is not unlike our own time, and that may also be a secret to its popularity. But if dramatic change was all it had to offer, the series would be depressing, if not also scary. What the characters give us is hope that we can come through both morally and materially intact.

Downton or House of Cards: Sequential or Batch TV Releases?

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 05.19.2014 | Entertainment
Mohamed A. El-Erian

As many of you know, Netflix releases the entire new season of House of Cards in one go. In contrast, the new episodes of Downton Abbey come in weekly installments. Which is better?

'The Simpsons' Just Took On 'Downton Abbey,' And The Result Is Shocking

Posted 03.17.2014 | TV

Nothing quite highlights the exquisiteness and elegance of "Downton Abbey" like a good ol' animated bloodfest. "The Simpsons" decided to take on th...

Beware the Ides of March: TV Characters Who Really Need a Comeuppance

Hulu.com | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Hulu.com

Since our backs are usually nestled in between couch cushions in front of the TV, we actually feel pretty safe. But we know a few people out there in TV Land who definitely deserve to be taken down a notch or two, and we have just the recipe for each one.

Letter to Mount Sinai's Heart Surgery Factory: Learn a Lesson From Downton Abbey

Rosemary Gibson | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Rosemary Gibson

Too-big-to-fail hospitals blow up the money of the working men and women of America, the people who work "downstairs" -- the tireless Mrs. Patmores and Mrs. Hughes' of the world.

If Lady Edith Went On 'The Bachelor,' This Is What It Would Look LIke

Posted 03.05.2014 | TV

In reality, "The Bachelor" and "Downton Abbey" only coexist on your DVR. But some clever people at Brilliance Jewelry totally went there, creating...

Breaking Bad News: Is This the End of Binge TV?

David Toussaint | Posted 05.03.2014 | TV
David Toussaint

Remember when the TV renaissance of serial series was hailed as the best thing to happen since Must-See TV? Judging by the look of things lately, t...

You Won't Believe What Cora Crawley Looked Like Before 'Downton Abbey'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.03.2014 | TV

These days, Elizabeth McGovern is known for glamorous costumes and high-class ways on "Downton Abbey." But before she became the Countess of Grant...

Middlebrow: 'Downton Abbey' And The Problem Of Rape As A Plot Point

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 03.25.2014 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

How Do American TV Shows Fare In The U.K.?

Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

"Downton Abbey" and "Sherlock" may be breaking ratings records over here in the U.S., but do the British feel the same about American shows over in En...

Mitigating Our Wintry Blues

Bill Stieger | Posted 04.28.2014 | TV
Bill Stieger

The entire winter here in Minnesota is relentless enough that I'd perhaps accept a vacation to Siberia. The severity of our winter blues, however, finds excuse for couch potatoism. With our work ethic abated, my wife and I have fallen to drugging ourselves with television.

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone: Lessons from Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Leave it to London to set the stage for these small, barefoot steps in the sand that just might lead to a larger and long awaited love!

Minnie Driver And Ellen Audition For 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 02.25.2014 | TV

Could Ellen DeGeneres and Minnie Driver be the newest residents on "Downton Abbey?" Driver has a dream to be on the hit British import series. So o...

'Downton Abbey' Creator Just Perpetuated A Dangerous Myth About Sexual Assault

Nicola Kraus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Nicola Kraus

How is it that a writer who seems so determined to examine issues of sexual orientation, racial discrimination and gender inequality can promulgate one of the most dangerous stereotypes of all?

A Gorgeous Finale For 'Downton'

Youyoung Lee | Posted 04.25.2014 | TV
Youyoung Lee

Season 4's two-hour finale, with its gorgeous gowns and magical ball and arrival of some very special American guests, has surely restored faith again in our beloved British series.

Lauren Duca

How Accurate Is 'Downton Abbey'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 02.21.2014 | TV

Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 4, Episodes 1 through 9 of PBS' "Downton Abbey." Historical accuracy can be tricky to...

Facing Rejection With Dignity: Lessons From Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Daisy's dignified goodbye is relevant for anyone struggling to accept the rejection by another.

Review: The Monument's Men -- Give it a Break!

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While George Clooney has never looked more like Clark Gable, it is his choice in material that matters. A team of seven art historians, curators and A...