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Victoria episodes 1 & 2 review: Doll 123 & Ladies In Waiting

7 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Aug 30, 2016

ITV's Victoria stars Jenna Coleman as the young queen in her first years of a long reign...

This review contains spoilers.

Like a set of royal commemorative china advertised in the back pages of the Mail On Sunday, Victoria is a gleaming tribute to a certain idea of British history. Specifically, the idea of British history fictionalised in glossy Sunday night period dramas.

In that world, queens are beautiful, prime ministers are dreamy, scarred villains plot to a sinister string score and the working class provide comic relief and morality tales below stairs. Uncomfortable truths about the age in question are either swept to one side or fashioned into anachronistic badges of honour worn by the heroes. (“Yes, Lady Walpole-Margate, he may be a shirt-lifter, but he’s also a damned fine valet and in England, we judge a man’s chracter by the shine on his master’s shoes” etc. »

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Emmys Poll 2016: Who Should Win Supporting Actress in a Drama?

9 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Westeros might not have been eligible to compete in the Rio Games (you know, with it not being a real place and all), but three of its fiercest women are finalists in the 2016 Emmy race.

The Game of Thrones trifecta of Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams make up half of this year’s nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Of them, Headey and Clarke have each been nominated three times, while Williams is a first time contender.

RelatedEmmys Poll 2016: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?

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Let the Right One In TV Show Is Happening at TNT

29 August 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

TNT, a division of Turner, has ordered a pilot for Let the Right One In, based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds, Teen Wolf) wrote the script for the TV pilot and serves as executive producer with Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Aquarius, Last Man Standing) of Tomorrow Studios and Simon Oakes (Women in Black, Let Me In) of Hammer Films. Carl Molinder, who produced the original screenplay, and Alex Brunner (Dark Places) also serve as executive producers. The pilot is being produced by Tomorrow Studios in association with Turner's Studio T, the in-house studio that owns and produces original series for TNT and TBS.

Let the Right One In is an eerie drama about a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic female vampire who appears to be near his age. »

- MovieWeb

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Let The Right One In TV Series Pilot Episode Ordered by TNT

29 August 2016 12:07 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In addition to working with M. Night Shyamalan on a new Tales From the Crypt TV series, TNT is looking to continue expanding their horror programming roster, as the network has now ordered a pilot episode for the TV series Let The Right One In, based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s vampiric novel of the same name.

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): TNT, a division of Turner, has ordered a pilot for Let The Right One In, based on the best-selling novel by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist. Jeff Davis (Criminal Minds, Teen Wolf) wrote the script for the pilot and serves as executive producer with Marty Adelstein (Aquarius, Prison Break, Teen Wolf) and Becky Clements (Aquarius, Last Man Standing) of Tomorrow Studios and Simon Oakes (Women in Black, Let Me In) of Hammer Films. Carl Molinder, who produced the original screenplay, and Alex Brunner (Dark Places) also serve as executive producers. »

- Derek Anderson

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Anna Paquin, Allen Leech, Shawn Doyle Committed To ‘Bellevue’ CBC Crime Drama

29 August 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

True Blood alum Anna Paquin has been set to star in Bellevue, an eight-part detective drama set in a blue-collar Canadian town. Actress-turned-writer Jane Maggs and producer/director Adrienne Mitchell co-created the series which will also star Downton Abbey‘s Allen Leech and Shawn Doyle (House Of Cards). Muse Entertainment (The Kennedys) and Back Alley Film Productions (Bomb Girls) are producing for Canadian broadcaster the CBC. Shooting starts September 19 in… »

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Emmys Poll 2016: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?

29 August 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Forget winter. Fall is coming, and it’s bringing with it an epic Emmy showdown between Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister.

Kit Harington — a first time nominee in the race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — will face off against Game of Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage, a six-time contender who won in both 2011 and 2015.

RelatedEmmys 2016: Who Should Win Best Lead Actress in a Drama? Take Our Poll!

Harington, of course, is one of two new additions to the field. With neither The Good Wife‘s Alan Cumming nor Downton Abbey‘s Jim Carter acknowledged for the final seasons of their respective programs, »

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From Matthew Crawley to the Beast: Producer Shares a First Look at Dan Stevens as the Prince in Beauty and the Beast

28 August 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Dan Stevens is sporting a new mane for the live-action adaptation of Disney's Beauty and the Beast - and he's not even dressed as his cursed self. A new behind-the-scenes photo shows the former Downton Abbey actor looking anything but beastly, smiling as he sports blonde wig that reaches his shoulders. Co-producer Jack Morrissey posted the photo on his Facebook page Friday, noting that the sneak peek comes "one year to the day after the completion of principal photography." He adds, "Here is your very first look at Dan Stevens as the Prince/Beast." Morrissey didn't stop with the teasers there. »

- Stephanie Petit, @stephpetit_

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Sunday's best TV: Victoria; Are You Being Served?

27 August 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

ITV’s new historical drama provides entertainment for anyone missing Downton Abbey, while the BBC reboots the innuendo-laden sitcom for a one-off special

9pm, ITV

Amid much fanfare, ITV’s new historical drama arrives. At its centre lies an impressive Jenna Coleman playing Queen Victoria as a young woman who sees the throne as an escape from a stultifying childhood. But she’s headstrong. Can Pm Lord Melbourne – a role that requires Rufus Sewell to be alternately dashing, louche, fatherly, gnomic and tragic – help her rule wisely? Premium middlebrow entertainment for those missing Downton Abbey. Jonathan Wright

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- Jonathan Wright, Mark Gibbings-Jones, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall, Ben Arnold, John Robinson, Phil Harrison

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First Look At ‘Downton’s Dan Stevens As Golden-Locked ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Prince

27 August 2016 10:57 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Dan Stevens, his hair — or someone’s – considerably longer than his floppy Downton Abbey style, looks pretty charming in this set photo from Bill Condon’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast live-action film. Co-producer Jack Morrissey posted the photo on his Facebook page yesterday, noting that the reveal comes “One year to the day after the completion of principal photography,” and adding, “here is your very first look at Dan Stevens as the Prince/Beast.” Morrissey also… »

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Downton Abbey: Why the UK Drama Had to End

26 August 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Do you think Downton Abbey should've continued? Recently, creator Julian Fellowes spoke with Deadline about his decision to end the popular UK TV series.The period drama, which aired on PBS in the U.S., starred Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Jim Carter, and Laura Carmichael. The sixth and final season ended earlier this year.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Emmys 2016: What Should Win Best Drama Series? Take Our Poll!

26 August 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A pair of TCA Award-winning programs are shaking up this year’s Emmy race for Outstanding Drama Series.

The Americans and Mr. Robot are first time contenders in the category, filling vacant slots left by the no-longer-eligible Mad Men and the eligible-but-not-nominated Orange Is the New Black.

RelatedIn Wake of Outlander Emmy Snub, Starz Boss Slams ‘Reductive’ Voting System

Of course, for either newcomer to clinch the prestigious trophy, they’ll have to beat 2015 champ Game of Thrones. Should HBO’s fantasy drama not garner a repeat win, voters will have to wait until 2018 to recognize the program for its seventh season, »

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9 Lessons Studio Films Should Take From The Indie World This Summer

25 August 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Much has been written about just how dismal this year’s summer movies have been, but one of the silver linings in such a poor season has remarkably been indies. Where blockbusters like “The Legend Of Tarzan,” “Warcraft” and “X-Men: Apocalypse” failed, indies such as “The Lobster,” “Cafe Society” and “Love and Friendship” succeeded. And while studios were certainly rolling in cash when it came to “Suicide Squad” and “The Secret Life Of Pets,” critics weren’t exactly impressed. It was a rough season for studio films, but it won’t be a total waste if executives can learn from their mistakes and start course correcting. Below, we look towards the indie world in order to offer up the biggest lessons for studio films.

Read More: IndieWire On Demand: ‘Krisha,’ ‘The Lobster’ And More Great 2016 Indies To Watch On VOD

1)  World-Building Needs To Be Organic To The Story (“The Lobster »

- Zack Sharf, Anne Thompson, Kate Erbland, Graham Winfrey, Steve Greene, William Earl and David Ehrlich

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Period Pieces Dominate the Cinematography Race

24 August 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Four of the top cinematography contenders— “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” “The Man in the High Castle” and the “Downton Abbey” finale — play with period in ways that are eye-catching and often unusual.

Cinematographer Nelson Craig (“Homeland”), nominated  in the limited series/movie category for the “O.J.” opener (“From the Ashes of Tragedy”) , wanted a naturalistic look that made it contemporary and brought us closer to the players from “The Trial of the Century.” That is why he’s the favorite to win the Emmy.

What Craig had in mind was Michael Mann’s “The Insider”: not stylistically showy because the drama and performances were sufficiently heightened already. In fact, director Ryan Murphy initially wanted to shoot on film for the grain and the period look, but Craig found it too cumbersome shooting four or five cameras (for navigating »

- Bill Desowitz

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Emmy Predictions 2016: Period Pieces Dominate the Cinematography Race

24 August 2016 3:28 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Four of the top cinematography contenders— “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride,” “The Man in the High Castle” and the “Downton Abbey” finale — play with period in ways that are eye-catching and often unusual.

Cinematographer Nelson Craig (“Homeland”), nominated  in the limited series/movie category for the “O.J.” opener (“From the Ashes of Tragedy”) , wanted a naturalistic look that made it contemporary and brought us closer to the players from “The Trial of the Century.” That is why he’s the favorite to win the Emmy.

What Craig had in mind was Michael Mann’s “The Insider”: not stylistically showy because the drama and performances were sufficiently heightened already. In fact, director Ryan Murphy initially wanted to shoot on film for the grain and the period look, but Craig found it too cumbersome shooting four or five cameras (for navigating »

- Bill Desowitz

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Downton Abbey’s Lily James Intense, (Topless!) in Burberry Ads (pics, video)

24 August 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Lily James, the British actress best known for her role in the PBS series Downton Abbey, is tantalizing topless in a new campaign for Burberry. (Photo: Mario Testino for Burberry)

Lily James, the British actress best known in the United States for her role in the PBS series “Downton Abbey,” is making inroads into fashion ...Read MoreDownton Abbey’s Lily James Intense, (Topless!) in Burberry Ads (pics, video) was first posted on August 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm.

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- Keith Girard

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Downton Abbey Creator Shares His Vision for What Happened to the Crawley Estate and 4 More Revelations from the Show

23 August 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Downtown Abbey may be over, but creator Julian Fellowes is still telling the show's story. In an interview with Deadline, Fellowes, whose PBS program earned a whopping 69 Emmy nominations across its six seasons and 52 episodes, reflected upon the British series' cast, characters, and his vision for what happened to the Crawley estate. People breaks down five revelations from Fellowes' interview. Dan Stevens 'Did Us a Favor' by Forcing Us to Kill Off Matthew CrawleyThough Fellowes had initially hoped that Dan Stevens would return for a fourth season, the show's creator admitted that Matthew Crawley being killed off at the end »

- Natalie Stone, @natalie_j_stone

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TV Review: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Season 3

22 August 2016 4:32 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Halt and Catch Fire,” which officially returns on AMC on Tuesday (after the season three premiere aired Sunday night alongside “Fear the Walking Dead”), is both a retro pleasure and a forward-looking gem.

TV has always had an affinity for period dramas, but they have typically been set in eras that seem very safely rooted in the past. Even as we drink in the elaborate fashions and snazzy hats, we can pride ourselves on not really being like that anymore. There’s often something of a remove between us and throwback characters, as if they’re reality-show contestants that we’re observing from our more enlightened perch. We think we know better than they do, but a devoted subset of us still like watching their dinner parties, their turbulent coach rides and their dramatic balls.

Of course, these programs are a varied lot — you’d never confuse “The Knick” with “Call the Midwife” — but corsets and country »

- Maureen Ryan

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Viff 2016. Lineup

22 August 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The first round of films have been announced for the Vancouver International Film Festival (September 29 - October 14), including a new program called Future//Present that is curated by critic (and Notebook contributor) Adam Cook.Canadian IMAGES1:54 (Yan England)At sixteen, Tim (Mommy’s Antoine Olivier Pilon) is a bright student and gifted athlete. He is, however, somewhat timid, and with good reason. Navigating the nebulous world of teenage sexual identity has left the young man isolated and afraid. He copes with his anxiety by throwing himself back into competitive running, a sport he’d abandoned. In Yan England's dramatic thriller, bullying and peer pressure are the catalysts for a dramatic change in attitude and a redefinition of what makes Tim Tim.Darwin (Benjamin Duffield)Fans of The Hunger Games are in for a treat! Set in a dystopian future, Benjamin Duffield’s film imagines what spending all of »

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Why Britain’s psyche is gripped by a different kind of royal fever

20 August 2016 4:04 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Two star-studded TV blockbusters on the early lives of Victoria and Elizabeth II show how the modern monarchy was shaped – and tap into a national ‘succession anxiety’

Is Britain suffering from succession anxiety? The teenage lives of the country’s longest-serving monarchs, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, are soon to come under scrutiny in rival royal television dramas. Two lavish series will aim to draw the loyal audience that watched last year’s hit BBC2 Tudor court drama, Wolf Hall, as well as the millions still in mourning after the end of ITV’s costume extravaganza, Downton Abbey.

First comes ITV’s new eight-part costume drama Victoria, screened later this month. Then, in the autumn, a £100m 10-part blockbuster, The Crown, written by Peter Morgan, about the current Queen, will be launched by Netflix. But the arrival together of two high-profile productions about such beacons of British continuity is, »

- Vanessa Thorpe

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Cancelled or Renewed? Status of PBS TV Shows

19 August 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Which PBS TV shows have been cancelled? How many episodes are there this season? Has a series already been renewed for next season? Below, you'll find a list of PBS' recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows and their current status.TV shows like Arthur & George, Call the Midwife, Case Histories, Downton Abbey, Endeavour, Grantchester, The Guilty, Home Fires, Indian Summers, Last Tango in Halifax, Lewis, Mercy Street, Mr. Selfridge, Poldark, Ready Jeto Go!, Sherlock, Vicious, Victoria, Wallander, The Widower, »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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