This could be the year that Lady Mary takes a lover or, at the very least, takes control. In the Season 5 premiere of PBS's smash period drama Downton Abbey , the eldest Crawley daughter ( Michelle Dockery ) considers a gentleman caller's indecent proposal as they converse in her bedroom. Her one caveat if she is to agree to the tryst: "No one must ever find out." Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/downton-abbey-returns-secrets-1091331.aspx?rss=breakingnews
Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV. New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest & New Year's Eve with Carson Daly & Pitbull's New Year's Revolution Wednesday at 8:00pm on ABC , 10:00pm on NBC , and 8:00pm on FOX , respectively Why: Because parties are dumb! Hang out with your best friends... uh, Ryan Seacrest, Carson Daly, and Pitbull! OK, no, they're all legitimately terrible, but at least watching these guys and their musical guests beats trying to find someone to kiss at midnight if you're at a party alone! Take it from me! It sucks worse than watching one of these three overexposed dudes. Prepare to talk about: How Pitbull has managed to parlay middling talent into worldwide domination; how Ryan Seacrest has managed to parlay middling talent into worldwide domination; how Carson Daly squandered his middling talent and worldwide domination over a decade ago. Poor Carson. Remember when he dated Tara Reid? Eesh. Galavant (Series Premiere) Sunday at 8:00pm on ABC Why: It's like Once Upon a Time crossed with Glee ! Wow, OK, I won't lie, that actually sounds terrible. But this feature isn't called The Best Shows on TV , it's called The Most Important Shows on TV , and you just know that people are going to tune into this once just to see how much mescaline the creators of this show were on to think this was a good idea. Prepare to talk about: How the guest stars are way more exciting than the regular cast (John Stamos! Weird Al! Ricky Gervais! RUTGER HAUER!?); how anyone could think this show was a good idea; how you kind of just want to watch A Knight's Tale even though it's not quite the same concept, but whatever. Downton Abbey (US Season Premiere) Sunday at 9:00pm on PBS Why: Because it's the soap opera people who scoff at soap operas brag about watching—yes, even now that it's past its prime. This week: people argue about politics (ugh), Robert and Cora celebrate 34 years of being rich together, and Edith is her usual idiotic self. Prepare to talk about: Why Edith is so dumb! Like, she got the same education as her sisters but she is consistently the most exasperating; where on the range of frosty-to-absolute zero Mary's coldness will land this year; how this show will never be as good as it was in season one. Leah E. Friedman is the editor of SideReel.com. You can follow her musings on Twitter .
Nearly all of our favorite shows are currently on a winter hiatus, but that's no reason to stop watching TV entirely (blasphemy)! Luckily, there's a wealth of shows available to watch for free via Amazon Prime . Here are some suggestions for the best TV available: 1. Downton Abbey 2. Transparent 3. Under the Dome 4. Alpha House 5. Vikings 6. Justified 7. Extant 8. The Americans 9. The Wire 10. True Blood Personally, we plan on using this TV downtime to check out Transparent which has gotten only rave reviews, including multiple Golden Globe nominations ! And, if you're not already a member of Amazon Prime, you can sign up and get one month free to begin watching right now. Let us know which shows you plan on checking out - or which other series you will be watching instead!
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Cast members from the wildly popular PBS series "Downton Abbey" were in New York last night to talk about the upcoming fifth season of the show. Just what did we learn? Read More... http://www.hitfix.com/news/downton-abbey-cast-hits-new-york-for-qa-were-spoilers-revealed
Well of course George Clooney looks dapper in 1930s duds. The man can look good in any decade. The recently wedded A-plus lister booked a guest stint on a Downton Abbey s ketch for a UK charity holiday special, and we have a picture and video to prove it. Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/News/George-Clooney-Downton-Abbey-1090048.aspx?rss=breakingnews
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