Bring on Downton Diddy.
It’s true, Downton Abbey has casted it’s very first black character and it’s the one and only Sean Combs, or as he is more commonly known,
P. Diddy, Puff Daddy or whatever he wants to be called these days.
In a Funny or Die exclusive, the rapper and producer announced the “news” that he is in fact the face of Downton Abbey‘s first black character. He even provided some exclusive footage from the show. Funny, it doesn’t even seem like they know he is there! Be careful Diddy, no one calls out The Dowager Countess (played by the perpetually bad ass Maggie Smith). I’d watch your back at Downton if I were you.
While this might be a spoof, it is hysterical and worth the watch. No one can deny the power of a good Downton Abbey satire. Remember when Colin Mochrie, Matt Doyle and Jeremy Jordan did a musical satire? Priceless.
For all those Downton Abbey fans still shaken up by a certain car accident, prepare for an “exclusive” look at the first episode of the shows fourth season.
Whose Line is it Anyway star Colin Mochrie becomes Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellows in this parody video in which the show turns the fourth season premiere into a live musical production. Of course, this musical features songs about tea, gay love, and food.
It is almost creepy how all the characters in this live production have an uncanny resemblance to their on screen actor counter parts. Matt Doyle looks exactly like Robert James-Collier, the actor who plays Thomas Barrow. The accents and mannerisms are also spot-on, that this is actually a very convincing Downtown Abbey musical. The musical has unfortunately catchy sounding songs, so this could actually work.
Get on this, Julian Fellows.
In most shows, one of the main characters has siblings or the main characters are a group of siblings. The interaction between a character and their sibling is crucial in television because it’s one of the most important relationships a person can have.
Siblings are typically the opposite of one another personality wise and this is one of the most realistic things television and film can convey. But when push comes to shove they are there for one another. Siblings go through hell and back to protect one another and these relationships are always the most heartwarming to see unfold on your screen. I don’t believe anyone who says they haven’t done something out of your comfort zone for your sibling or haven’t done something ridiculous to protect their integrity. Your sibling is that person who you would do anything for, and is the only one who you know will forgive you for doing lousy things.
There is no bond quite like the one between siblings, and to see these bonds on screen always makes for both hilarious and sweet moments.
HERE ARE THE 11 BEST SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS ON TELEVISION
Zack & Cody (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody)
Our favourite disney channel twins were always getting into mischief even though the hotel’s manager, Mr. Moseby, caught them every time. While these brothers could not be any more different, when the times got tough they were always there to stick up for one another and help each other out.
Cory & Eric (Boy Meets World)
These brothers rarely see eye to eye. Even though their age difference makes it uncool for the two to spend much time together, and Eric doesn’t always come through for Cory, the two have always had each other’s backs. The high school advice Eric gives to Cory may be a bit misguided, you can’t say he didn’t try to help out his little brother.
Phineas & Ferb (Phineas & Ferb)
These step brothers are able to accomplish amazing things together. These two child geniuses have spent almost every day of their summer vacation coming out with insane inventions, which their sister Candace is always trying to bust them for. Luckily, Candace is never successful as their inventions disappear just before their mom can see what they’re really up to.
Carrie & Dorrit (The Carrie Diaries)
One is a preppy writer while the other is a rebellious punk. The sisters are black and white, but the older Carrie is always willing to go to the moon and back to protect Dorrit. Dorrit may not show affection often, but her small gestures (like making Carrie a birthday mix tape) assure us that these two siblings love each other very much even if they don’t like to admit it.
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Don’t get me wrong, I love American and Canadian TV. Degrassi is a Canadian treasure and I’m a complete mess if I don’t catch Glee, Scandal, or Shameless. Because there is a lot of good TV out there, people don’t realize what they are missing, more specially, what great British television they’re missing out on. British TV is funny, witty, crude, and uncensored. Also, those accents just make the show that much more eventful.
The best British shows that film on location in England. Downton Abbey actually films on a large estate. True fact. In addition, so many of these British shows feature actors we love before they were even on our radar. For example, Carrie Mulligan was in the Doctor Who episode “Blink” before she was an A-lister and Andrew Garfield, better known these days as Spider-Man, was in the two-part “Daleks in Manhattan” episode. When you watch British televison you will also realize that shows like to trade actors. For example, everyone on Merlin has made an appearance on Doctor Who.
British television is highly underrated, and not enough people have been graced with it’s perfection. The stars are all beautiful (go Google Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, Bradley James, Colin Morgan, or Rob James-Collier ). So just in case the British history, realistic and uncensored nature don’t have you tuning in, the eye candy should.
Or, how about the fact respected actors love BBC too?
I can proudly say I am so obsessed with British television that I’ll probably develop an accent before the third season of Sherlock is aired.
Created by Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatis, Sherlock is the modern retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes tales. Yes, I know. No sh*t, Sherlock.
In this adaptation of the well known series, Sherlock Holmes, who claims to be “a functioning sociopath, knows one thing and that’s deduction. His brilliance is mind boggling, and you will love how the show is edited together as text messages are shown on screen and the visual construction of Sherlock’s deduction process. Bonus point: Benedict Cumberbatch is tall, dark and sexy in this BBC show.
Warning: you will fall in love with him. His delivery as Sherlock is perfect, he truly comes off as a mad man.
The show has had 2 seasons, each with 3 episodes that are an hour and a half long each. They act as mini movies almost. Filming for season 3 had been postponed as Cumberbatch has become a highly-sought after actor, having recently worked Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Star Trek and The Hobbit. Sherlock’s Watson, Martin Freeman, can be found in the rom-com staple, Love Actually, and most recently as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit. Due to both of the actors involvement in The Hobbit, they will not start filming season 3 until 2014. It’s hard being a BBC junkie sometimes. No, correct that. All the time.
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Shows are defined by their genres — some shows are dramatic and emotionally heavy, and others we love because they’re fluffy and fun to watch. What happens when you take your favourite dramatic show and turn it into a comedy? Or when you take your favourite character from your favourite comedy and make him the psycho antagonist? Well, ANDPOP wants to show you what your favourite shows would look like if they were a different genre.
I don’t know if I will ever look at Kurt Hummel in the same again, while Abed, on the other hand, I had always pictured as a serial killer. One things for sure though if The Walking Dead was comedy, that would one warped TV show. I mean, zombies eating people isn’t something I commonly find funny. Although, psycho killer Maggie Smith would be quite funny if Dowton Abbey were a horror show. I guess all this possibilities is why fan-fiction is all the rage…alongside other reasons that shall not be discussed.
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What happens when you fuse two of my favourite British groups of people together?
A classic sing-along of ’What Makes You Beautiful’, that’s what!
Personally, I’d never thought I’d see these two completely different things put together but I’d like to thank the genius who created this video. While I’m sure the charming boys of 1D would have no problem sweeping the daughters of Lord Grantham off their feet (especially Edith, she deserves happiness!!!), I don’t know if Countess Violet Grantham would approve. She’s a conservative type, and she would definitely be appalled by the boys’ hair!
And P.S.: “The way that you do your hair gets me…flabbergasted.”
With the way events turn on Downton Abbey, you could even say that the show deserves a video game. Putting you in the perspective of a new footman at the luxurious estate, YouTuber Bill Kiley has decided to turn the show into a Super Nintendo game…with 16-bit music included!
From fluffing pillows, finding cigars to seeing if Mrs. Patmore is trying to poison poor Matthew Crawley, this game sounds just as juicy as the show!
That being said, is it pathetic that I would actually buy this?
If you’re addicted to Downton Abbey like I am, then you’d be impressed to see a spin-off of the English series combining elements of the science-drama “Breaking Bad.”
Amid reports that First Lady Michelle Obama got to see the third season of the British show before everyone else in the U.S., Comedian Stephen Colbert was so mad that he had the cast of “Downton Abbey” perform scenes for the upcoming season of “Breaking Bad.”
This is absolutely hilarious but Michelle Obama is just doing what we’ve all been doing anyways. Considering the fact that season 3 of Downton Abbey is already finished in the UK, fans of Downton in North America have probably been finding alternative ways to watch the show instead of waiting for it to air on PBS in January.
Because really, you can’t expect us to wait that long!!