Posts by Lacy Baugher

Amazing Internet Things: A Truly Epic Sherlock/Doctor Who Crossover Video

Confession time: I think I have a problem. Specifically, a “Wholock” problem. And it’s sort of getting out of hand. Quite frankly, I blame the Best Rumor Ever from yesterday for keeping my brain on the Sherlock + Doctor Who = amazing track over the past twenty four hours. As a result, we end up with posts featuring epic “Wholock” crossover videos.

The “Wholock” phenomenon has been mentioned here before –it’s basically the brainchild of fervent fans who would like nothing better than to see some sort of crossover between Steven Moffat’s two series, Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Since these two shows do seem to share a great deal of the same fans, it was probably only a matter of time until something like this video was created. One particularly talented individual made a “Wholock” movie trailer that mashes up the storylines from both series’ recent seasons. And, seriously, it’s awesome.

HUGE WARNING THOUGH: While this video is, indeed, an incredibly amazing internet thing, it is also chock full of SERIOUSLY MASSIVE Sherlock Series 2 spoilers. Please tread with caution and just bookmark this page for later on if you’re avoiding such things until after the episodes air. For those who still want to see it, or have already spoiled themselves silly via other avenues, feel free to click right on through.

Rumor Has It: Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch to Play The Master for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary?

This is just a rumor. It is clearly the Best Rumor Ever but it is still only a rumor, so take everything that follows with a mountain of salt. The Express reported this weekend that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is being lined up to play Doctor Who arch-villain The Master for the iconic series’ 50th anniversary next year.

[Insert pause here for everyone to get the initial freakout out of their systems. I’ll wait.] Better? Okay. Breathe, and click through for more details.

Amazing Internet Things: Stuff The Dowager Countess Says

Since it’s our first Sunday without Downton Abbey, we could probably all use a little internet pick me up to help us get through the day. By now, most of you have probably seen some variation of the Stuff [Some Group or Person] Says video phenomenon. It’s been everywhere the past month or so and has given us some gems sending up seemingly every gender, city and occupation. Some of you might have even been getting a little tired of this meme – maybe you even started thinking that it wasn’t funny anymore – but I am here to present you with a bit of awesomeness that might change your mind.

I suppose it’s a sign that Downton Abbey has truly, officially “arrived” in mainstream American popular culture that someone actually decided to do a “Stuff The Dowager Countess Says” video. And, as you’d expect, it’s pretty fantastic. Click through to see for yourself!

The Great Doc Martin (Re)Watch Continues – “On the Edge”

The great Doc Martin viewing marathon continues with the two-part Christmas special “On the Edge.” I’m never sure whether holiday episodes like this count as part of the season that they follow or the one they precede and I’ve seen some conflicting reports as to how fans of the show tend to categorize it. But, since I believe it’s the only Christmas special the series ever did, I trust everyone knows which episode I’m talking about, whichever season you think it belongs in!

Anyway, whatever you call it, click through and come chat with me! Leave your thoughts, favorite moments, funny lines, etc. in the comments.

The Friday News Roundup: Last Roundup of February Edition

Hurrah, it’s Friday! It’s a rainy, somewhat dreary Friday in the DC area, but I suppose that does make me feel a bit more authentically British somehow. (Don’t judge.) This means, obviously, that it’s time for the best part of the week – the News Roundup!

Click on through for all the important bits from the world of British entertainment this week, including news on Downton Abbey, Eternal Law, Titanic, Doctor Who, Top Gear, Call the Midwife, Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, that new American remake of Only Fools and Horses, and more!

Confirmed: Foyle’s War to Return for a New Series!

Good news for British mystery fans today – Acorn Media, ITV and Eleventh Hour Films have confirmed that detective drama Foyle’s War is set to return in 2013 with three new two-hour episodes.

Michael Kitchen will return as Christopher Foyle and writer Anthony Horowitz is also back on board. Also expected to return to the series is co-star Honeysuckle Weeks, who plays Samantha Stewart.

Click through for some early details on the plot of the new Foyle’s War episodes, which will take Foyle and his story into the post-World War II era.

Filming Officially Begins On Doctor Who Series 7!

Earlier this week, filming for Doctor Who Series 7 officially kicked off in Cardiff, Wales. This series will see the last days of the Ponds in the TARDIS, as Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill return for their final season alongside Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor.

Click through for a first look at stars Smith, Gillan and Darvill in costume on the set, as well as an update on some confirmed upcoming guest stars many of you will probably be excited about – particularly if you’re Sherlock or Harry Potter fans.

Downton Discussion: What You Need to Know About the Series 2 Finale

Downton Abbey Season 2 officially concluded this weekend in wonderful fashion and I hope everyone is officially ready to wail and gnash their teeth with the rest of the world while we wait for word on Season 3. (As far as I’m aware it’s set to start filming any day now, which is some comfort, I suppose.)

This week’s finale brought us a little bit of everything – and I’m assuming that quite a few of you were possibly screaming over very pleased with the episode’s ending. So click through and let’s talk about it – the good, the bad, and the somewhat odd. And then we’ll figure out what we’re going to do while we wait for Series 3.

You Took the Test, Now See How Everyone Else Did: A Look at the Downton Abbey Personality Quiz Results

A whole lot of you have taken the Downton Abbey Personality Quiz over the last few weeks and, hopefully, most of you were happy with your results (or cheated just kept taking it until you got the character you really wanted, like I did!)

We got curious about how the quiz results broke down, though, so we thought we’d take a look at how everything shook out, including total results, most popular result, etc. There were some interesting trends, so click through and for a look at our fun pie chart that breaks out everyone’s answers by character, based on some snazzy behind-the-scenes analytics.

 

Get a Sneak Preview of the Downton Abbey Series 2 Finale!

Series 2 of Downton Abbey concludes tonight with loads of drama, romance, and Christmas cheer. Yes, America, we’re wrapping up the season with the Downton Christmas special, and I can promise many exciting things are going to happen – including, unless I’m completely mistaken – a rather lot of cheering by the end.

We aren’t so much into Christmas television here in America – for us, our main TV season tends to take a bit of a rest between Thanksgiving and the New Year. But in the UK, Christmas telly is a beloved tradition and many of the country’s most popular programs put together special episodes for the holidays. (It is certainly a tradition I wouldn’t mind us adopting from the Brits, that’s for sure!)

Click through for a look at tonight’s finale, featuring gift exchanges and holiday traditions from both upstairs and downstairs.

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