August 15, 2014 1:58 am -

See if you can spot what’s wrong with this promo picture.


There’s plastic water bottle on the mantlepiece.


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7 responses to ‘Downton Abbey’ Time Warp

  1. fahvel August 15th, 2014 at 3:20 am

    nothing as long as it represents a snob class that is or will be gone forever someday – dreaming??????

  2. Linda1961 August 15th, 2014 at 6:18 am

    It’s Obama’s fault!

  3. Hirightnow August 15th, 2014 at 7:49 am

    That’s not a mistake; the filthy rich had bottled water long before the masses!

  4. R.J. Carter August 15th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    The Doctor is usually so much better at not leaving things behind on the fireplace.

  5. Jeff Allen August 15th, 2014 at 9:44 am

    “NERLMAN!”……Yes Mr. Fernwell?

  6. jasperjava August 15th, 2014 at 10:24 am

    That reflects the general carelessness about historical accuracy on that show.

  7. arc99 August 15th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I admit I am pretty much tuned out of contemporary popular culture. I found myself asking, what the heck is Downton Abbey. The last serialized fiction I really got engrossed in was “Deadwood” where the dialog was like Shakespeare set in the old west, and “Rome” a few years ago on HBO. Really enjoyed Rome, especially the portrayal of Marc Antony as a violent, morally degenerate military genius. I still watch it using the on demand feature from time to time.

    Never was much of a Seinfeld fan either

    I guess Downton Abbey is another pop culture icon that I will otherwise remain clueless about.