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This Week’s Issue Of “Downton Glamour”!

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We here at The Frisky are obsessed with “Downton Abbey,” so much so that we dreamt up an entire faux magazine dedicated to the Crawley clan and their assorted footmen, lady’s maids and butlers. Downton Glamour is our ode to the crazy world that exists inside “Downton Abbey” and the no doubt salacious gossip reads that might come out of the manor and its inhabitants. Instead of recapping season three every week, we’re just hinting at the goings on with a new cover of Downton Glamour. Check out a larger version of this week’s issue — all about the action in episode two – here!

2 Eras, 1 Milestone: “Downton Abbey” Vs. “Girls”

Whether it’s a pastoral manor in Edwardian England or New York City in the 21st century, being a female in one’s early 20s is all about identity. For us ladies, it’s the time when, as Hannah says on “Girls,” most of us are “busy…trying to become who [we are].” Unfortunately, you can’t call a time-out on life to figure out all the problems the world is throwing at you. You’ve just gotta keep on moving forward…despite suddenly realizing how monumental all decisions are now that you’re making them as an adult. For the quartet of friends on “Girls” and the three ladies of “Downton Abbey,” the course to self-actualization has already been charted by the world into which they were born. Yet, it’s the intersection between circumstance and character where things get interesting.

Look, the worlds of “Downton Abbey” and “Girls” are incredibly different, but the archetypes of the characters in both shows are universal. There’s Hannah, who may come across as a hot mess but is actually quite self-assured and confident when it comes to her own opinions and moral compass; Marnie, the type-A, put-together gal whose deep insecurities only surface in times of great emotional turmoil; Jessa, the free spirit quickly tiring of her own selfish ways while finally realizing that her actions actually affect other people; and Shoshanna, whose overeagerness to please and do the socially acceptable thing have become her entire anxious personality. Read more…

Show The Dowager Countess How It’s Done

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For those of us who were born into the unfortunate circumstance of having to work for a living, weekends are a very important thing for us. They are a time for fun and relaxation, a time to catch up on our favorite TV shows, like “Downton Abbey.” I suppose we’ll have to school the Dowager Countess on the art of weekending. This canvas tote is perfect for weekend errands or overnight getaways. (These are all things that happen on weekends, Lady Violet.) [$18.99, Shop PBS]

New Favorite Tumblr: Edith With Googly Eyes

Downton Glamour!
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Downton Abbey Style
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Sex Lessons From Downton
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“Downton Abbey” finally returned to the American airwaves last night (have you checked out all the gossip in the latest issue of Downton Glamour?), and while many DA fans are having mixed feelings about season three, a Tumblr blog called “Edith With Googly Eyes” is getting rave reviews. As a hardcore Edith fan, I felt a little bad for laughing so hard, but once you scroll through a few photos, you’ll see it’s impossible not to. [via Gawker]

This Week’s Issue Of “Downton Glamour”!

Downton Glamour
Our imagined gossip mag inspired by "Downton Abbey." Read More »
Sex Lessons From Downton
What the show taught us about the birds and the bees. Read More »
"Downton" S3 Spoilers
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Get your "Downton Abbey" season three spoilers right here! Read More »
Downton Abbey: A-Z
An alphabetical guide to our favorite new show! Read More »

We here at The Frisky are obsessed with “Downton Abbey,” so much so that we dreamt up an entire faux magazine dedicated to the Crawley clan and their assorted footmen, lady’s maids and butlers. Downton Glamour is our ode to the crazy world that exists inside “Downton Abbey” and the no doubt salacious gossip reads that might come out of the manor and its inhabitants. Instead of recapping season three — which premiered in the US last night on PBS — every week, we’ll just hint at the goings on with a new cover of Downton Glamour. Check out a larger version of this week’s season premiere issue here!

9 Sex Lessons From “Downton Abbey”

Downton Abbey: A-Z
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Downton Glamour
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I knew “Downton Abbey” was more than a period soap opera the moment we discovered Thomas was having an affair with the Duke of Crowborough. Scandalous! Of course, it all fell apart when Thomas tried to blackmail the Duke with their love letters. Bad move, Thomas. “Downton Abbey” may take place in the early 1900′s, but the Lords, Ladies and their staff have a lot to teach us about amorous matters. Indeed they do. In honor of tonight’s season three premiere of “Downton Abbey,” here are nine sex lessons we’ve learned from both those upstairs and those downstairs… Keep reading »

Elvis Musical Canceled For Being Too Sexy & A “Downton Abbey” Spoiler!

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  • A Utah school district cancelled a high school musical based on Elvis Presley’s music because a concerned parent fretted that “All Shook Up” had too much “sexually explicit language” and “cross-dressing” in it. When this parent discovers MTV, MINDS ARE GOING TO BE BLOWN.[Raw Story]
  • Another Golden Globes promo, y’all: here’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler imagining conversations with Angelina Jolie. [The Mary Sue]
  • Waaaaaah! The “30 Rock” season finale is coming up on January 31. At least we can an hour-long episode with a cameo from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. First Joe Biden on “Parks & Rec,” then Pelosi on “30 Rock” — who’s next? [Hollywood Reporter] Keep reading »

That “Downton Abbey”/”Parks And Rec” Mash-Up You’ve Been Waiting For

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Guys, I know I push “Parks and Rec” on you all the time, but it’s really because I feel like it’s one of the few awesomely quirky weirdo shows out there. Plus, Ron Swanson’s mustache! Plus, Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope is actually rather headstrong and confident and a good role model. So many popular female characters are deeply and annoyingly insecure or fall into familiar tropes (the bitch, the harpy, the manic pixie), but Leslie is just Leslie: kind of nerdy, but super smart and accomplished and winsome. And, oh, here’ s a funny “Downton Abbey”/”Parks and Rec” parody, involving quotes from “P&R” paired with Downton’s dramatic images. [Downton Pawnee]

Cousin Matthew Is Out On “Downton Abbey”

Thomas Is A Hottie
Who knew that the actor who plays Thomas is smoking hot? Read More »
Michelle Loves "Downton"
Michelle Obama
... and she gets advance episodes sent to her from the UK. Read More »
Thomas Loves Unicorns
The "Downton Abbey" star might have been on LSD during this interview. Read More »

The love affair between Cousin Matthew and Lady Mary is about to get even more twisted, if that’s even possible. A spokesperson for “Downton Abbey” has confirmed to Deadline Hollywood that Dan Stevens, the actor who plays Matthew Crawley, won’t be coming back for season four. Noooooo! Keep reading »

“Downton Abbey”‘s Thomas Has A Unicorn Fetish


“It took us four months to shoot this whole side storyline where he meets a unicorn. He’s out in the woods one day on a walk and he sees this enchanted beast. And he slowly builds up a relationship by feeding it. One day he puts some food 50 yards away, the next 25 yards away and so on until one day he’s petting this majestic creature. It was all about that relationship. What happens — it was quite tragic — the unicorn ended up getting murdered for its horn because as we all know it’s got magical properties. There was an evil queen who lives near Downton Abbey and she ground down the horn so she could live forever and be ethereal and beautiful.”

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