We sure do love our British TV, from the most outrageous extremes of 'Doctor Who' to the quiet scandal of 'Downton Abbey,' but with recent reminders of the long wait for show's like 'Sherlock,' its hard for American audiences not to bemoan the shortage of content. Well, no longer! NBC is set to receive it's very own 'Downton Abbey'-style period drama, courtesy of actual series creator Julian Fellowes! Are you ready for the scowl-ey 19th century tension of 'The Gilded Age'?
We don't often pay a great deal of attention to 'Downton Abbey,' apart from the frequent ambient overhearings of "Countess This" and "Dowager That." It isn't that we don't enjoy a spirited adult drama, or xenophobically get our period drama fix from 'Mad Men,' but rather we have a great deal of stockpiled TV series to get to, Emmy wins or not. We had heard however some debate as to whether or not the series would receive a fourth year, and now those concerns have been safely lain to rest. Are you ready for 'Downton Abbey' series 4?
After a certain amount of success, one reaches the point of being able to speak their mind within the film and TV industry, with little fear of recompense for any ill comments. But for all our unabashed love of all things Benedict Cumberbatch, from 'Sherlock' to the upcoming 'Star Trek' sequel, what's the actor been saying about the acclaimed British drama 'Downton Abbey' that's ruffling feathers?
Whether or not you yourself have gotten into the award-winning cultural phenomenon of 'Downton Abbey,' you've likely heard someone raving about all the scandalous, uptight period drama. Provided the gossip hasn't been enough to get you into the series, what might new viewers do if the show's most famed attraction opts to be written out?
What if instead of an aristocratic British family, 'Downton Abbey' was about a late night talk show host with a writers' room struggling to come up with fresh Kim Kardashian jokes? Well, Jimmy Fallon has made it so in "Downton Sixbey" an eight-minute spoof of the upstairs/downstairs drama featuring pals Brooke Shields and Fred Armisen.