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November 3 2014

Death Comes to Pemberley Episode 2: Prejudicial Proceedings

PBS's new two-part British miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, is based on P.D. James's book of the same name and first aired in three parts on BBC One in the UK last December. The story begins...
October 27 2014

Death Comes to Pemberley Episode 1 Recap: Death and the Darcys

PBS's new two-part British miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, is based on P.D. James's book of the same name and first aired in three parts on BBC One in the UK last December. The story begins...
April 21 2012

Julian Fellowes’ Titanic Miniseries, Episode 2: Cutting Corners and Cheating the System

The second part to Julian Fellowes’s Titanic miniseries is full of surprises...or, to be honest, just one. But it’s a doozy. It opens up in Belfast rather than Southampton and the ship is still...
April 13 2012

Julian Fellowes’s Titanic, Episode 1: More Sink than Swim

“Titanic was called the ship of dreams. And it was. It really was,” a 100-year-old Rose Dawson Calvert gushes in the first few minutes of James Cameron’s epic yet tragic love story about the fated...
April 4 2012

Larger Than Life: Titanic’s Jack and Rose in 3D

Jack and Rose. Rose and Jack. The couple at the heart of what was, until quite recently, the biggest film of all time, whose classes-clashing, chaotic, tragic love story sent legions of teenage girls...
March 30 2012

Julian Fellowes’s Titanic Preview Clip

Julian Fellowes’s Titanic miniseries airs in the United States April 14 and 15; it’s already begun to air in the United Kingdom, to mixed reviews. In the superficial hottie area, Titanic...
March 14 2012

The Game of Thrones Brings Out The Ladies

Just released, a new clip from the forthcoming second season of Game of Thrones. This clip is purportedly geared towards attracting a female audience (because we need our fantasy specially marketed...
March 2 2012

Just Add Water: Titanic is the New Downton Abbey

Why tamper with a good thing? Titanic, the new series by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes is a four-part miniseries about its sinking and, The Guardian UK reports, is just like Downton Abbey,...
January 12 2012

The Books of Downton Abbey

Today the New York Times has a piece on how publishers are recognizing that fans of Downton Abbey (and PBS in general) are more likely to be readers, and are promoting their releases with a Downton...
January 3 2012

Alexis Carrington in Downton Abbey Series 3?!?

Downton Abbey Season 2 starts January 8 in the United States, and what a way to anticipate the debut with this news: Joan Collins, of epic nighttime soap drama Dynasty fame, is reportedly joining...
September 13 2011

Downton Abbey Series 2 Trailer includes Anna, Bates, Sobbing, and World War I!

Downton Abbey Season 2 begins to air in the U.K. this Sunday (and recaps here at H&H the next day!), and here’s a sneak peek of what will air in the United States on January, 2012.  How...
August 11 2011

Forbidden Fruit Tastes the Sweetest: Priests as Romantic Heroes

“Marriage on earth seems such a counterfeit” In any romance, the hero and heroine inevitably encounter obstacles. She’s a governess; he’s her employer. He’s a vampire; she’s the Slayer....
August 11 2011

The Puzzle of Downton Abbey—Literally!

Now you can have some entertainment to go with your entertainment: Toy News reports that a company in the UK is releasing a Downton Abbey 1,000-piece puzzle when Downton Abbey Season 2 returns in September....
July 11 2011

Downton Abbey’s Sisters are in Vogue

So while you wait in whatever you wore this morning for Downton Abbey Season 2 to start, the actors who play the three Crawley sisters (Lady Mary, Lady Sybil, Lady Edith) got to play dress-up and...
June 16 2011

Downton Abbey Season 2: Australian TV Visits Highclere Castle

So Downton Abbey is a runaway hit in Australia, and while Australia is enjoying Season 1, the Brits are currently filming Downton Abbey Season 2 in Highclere Castle, which is about to become even...
June 9 2011

Downton Abbey’s Success: What Gives?

The success of the first season of Downton Abbey flabbergasted the media in the United Kingdom, averaging over 11 million viewers for its finale which makes it the “most-watched TV costume drama...
June 3 2011

Downton Abbey at Emmys?

The Emmy Award nominations will be posted July 14, and perhaps American television folk can show the love for one of our favorite British imports, Downton Abbey. That’s because the Emmy Awards...
May 23 2011

Game of Thrones Episode Six: Not Today

Game of Thrones episode six is titled “The Golden Crown,” and although a crown made of gold might seem great, all is not what it seems. But you knew that. Episode five, otherwise...
May 20 2011

For the Love of...Mr. Darcy in a Wet Shirt

If the world is ending tomorrow, don't you think this is what we should all be watching today?
May 14 2011

MI-5 Spooks, Season 8, Ep 8 Recap: Season Finale!

Finally we're at the last episode in Season 8 of MI-5, the British espionage show starring Richard Armitage and Peter Firth. We've already run recaps of MI-5 Season 8, Episode 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,...
May 5 2011

Downton Abbey Season 2 Starts January 8, 2012

We just heard this morning: Downton Abbey Season 2 comes to American television January 8, 2012. And there’s a brand-new clip: Downton Abbey Season 2 Video Clip is Here: Anna...
May 3 2011

When Worlds Collide: Gossip Girl Meets Downton Abbey (Finally!)

According to Gossip, Downton Abbey was a hot topic among certain Upper East Siders last night, to which I say: About damn time! Honestly, while they're nearly a century and a pond apart, there are...
April 19 2011

Gasp-Worthy: Episode Two of Upstairs Downstairs

Last time on Upstairs Downstairs, we were introduced to the staff (the downstairs) and the family (the upstairs). This show is very different from Downton Abbey—about an aristocratic family at...
April 15 2011

Do We Need Another Titanic?

Production is apparently under way on a new 4-part Titanic miniseries for ABC, slated for release next April, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the luxury ocean liner's sinking in 1912....
March 22 2011

Downton Abbey, Season 2: New Parody Slakes Thirst For More

While you're thirsting for the second season of Downton Abbey (Blackmail! Sex! World War I!), here is a parody Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous) et al, including Sex And The City's Kim...
March 8 2011

New Pictures from the Set of Downton Abbey Season 2

On-set pictures from the new season of Downton Abbey have emerged on the UK's Daily Mail site and they're veeery intriguing. Especially this one:                       Yay...
Liz Maverick
February 20 2011

More Anna and Bates for Downton Abbey Fans

Downton Abbey fans have something to look forward to, according to the UK's Daily Mirror: The new series of Downton Abbey will see John Bates’s romance with head housemaid...
February 20 2011

Romp & Circumstance: Poldark

When the going gets rough, the tough turn to romance . . . at least, that’s what I do.  Usually, it’s a romance novel, but since life’s been unusually tough lately, I've found...
February 13 2011

Downton Abbey, Episode 4: Apparently An Abbey Can Hang Off A Cliff!

We had some action this week. A good thing, since Episode 3 was such a snooze-fest. In fact, we had a lot going on both upstairs and downstairs. [Upstairs! Downstairs! And yes, mention of my...
February 12 2011

Downton Abbey, Episode 3: In Which Downstairs Is Far More Interesting Than Upstairs

It’s a good thing Downton Abbey has such a great cast, such a fabulous location, and such gorgeous costumes, because the plot is getting a little worn. [It is better to look good than...