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Where Do I Know That Actor?

If I sometimes seem a bit haphazard in which actors I pick for “Where Do I Know That Actor?” please understand that as much as I watch UNC-TV (often for work, often for pleasure) I do not watch… 473 more words


A Monk's Chronicle: 2 May MMXVI -- I Am the Way

I Am the Way

By now fans of Downton Abbey have pretty much survived withdrawal and wandered off in search of other stately palaces.  Still, for many the aura lingers, because it’s tough to part with old friends, especially when they are imaginary. 1,124 more words

War and Peace- BBC TV Series Review

I tend to judge books by their covers and titles. C’mon, everybody has done it at some point! Whenever I saw the size and the title for  604 more words


Mother's Day 2016 Gift Guide

Warning: Your one week countdown to Mother’s Day is here! If you haven’t already now is the time to find that perfect gift for mom. I always like to give my mom something she would never justify buying herself but I know that she’ll love. 100 more words


Julian Fellowes' unwitting Dr Thorne: Trollope not hijacked by this elite writer

The first shot of Tom Hollander as Dr Thorne in the film’s first scene with

Stephanie Martini as Mary Thorne, where she asks the question as a prompt for Hollander, Prospero-like to tell us and her not just many chapters of history but what is held back until near the end of the book’s plot-design (ITV… 2,599 more words

Film Studies

What Remains of Downton Abbey

The Daily Beast noted that the last time a PBS show was at the center of national conversation was when Ken Burns’ The Civil War documentary aired in 1990. 2,107 more words

Happy Valley: It Is and It Isn't

You want a strong female character? I’ll give you a strong female character.

Catherine Caewood (played by Sarah Lancashire) is the lead role in BBC’s… 594 more words