The Palm Court – The International Brotherhood of Magical Mannequins

As the finale rapidly approaches, Kelly & Tom can’t wait to see what happens next.  In the meantime, their recap of Mr. Selfridge S2E8 covers a variety of not-entirely awful American accents, the Rhett Butler of the West End, New Gordon’s unrelenting dweebiness, a message from the Tillie Foundation, how to succeed in business (if you’re Delphine),…

The Palm Court – A Spitting Mad Weasel

Kelly & Tom are completely Crabbestruck in their recap of Mr. Selfridge S2E7. They also get paid by the Oliver! reference, confirm that Beatrice sees all, cheer Agnes’ excellent relationship skills, hope for the return of that stick-poking kid, get completely squicked out by Mr. Grove’s urges, declare The Plunkett to be Edwardian tech support, and are…

The Palm Court – Can I Bring My Own Dance Belt?

Kelly & Tom deliver yet another AP English-heavy recap for Mr. Selfridge S2E4.  They declare Rose to be the Columbus, OH of people, demand more screentime for Lurch, speculate about Beatrice’s claim to immortality, find themselves fascinated by the Horny Chocolatier, identify French slut-shaming as the glue that held the British Empire together, wonder why New Gordon…

The Palm Court – The Baby Battalion of 1915

Kelly & Tom recover from tax season with their recap of Mr. Selfridge S2E2.  They speculate that Miss Towler may be experiencing Goblin King-related interference, point out that New Gordon is no Charlie Chaplin, elucidate Jeremy Piven’s internal monologue, count all the horrible things that should be highlighted in a British “Empire” exhibition, suggest the Lord Loxley…

The Palm Court – Boobs v. Pickpocket

Kelly & Tom return to the wonderful world of Eyeliner in their recap of Mr. Selfridge S2E1.  They discuss the difficulty inherent in following the PBS broadcast schedule, a superior credits sequence, the perfection that is Polly Walker, Marvilius: The Lost Hogwarts House, Mr. Crabbe’s cousin, the return of Lang, the origin of mannequins, a community theatre…

Up Yours, Downstairs!

Up Yours, Downstairs! – The Elderly British Showrunner Celebrity Deathmatch

Kelly & Tom cover the five people you meet at Downton in their S4 recap wrap-up!  Among other things, they discuss Bates’ evolution into a Lifetime Original Movie, The International Brotherhood of Bangs, Ponytails & Mullets, Chekov’s refrigerator, the joys of shouting “Gilly” and “Pegglet,” the return(?) of FakePatrick, Greta and her biscuit, how Isis…