|Macomb Daily file photo pictures Elmore Leonard working from his Michigan home. (The Macomb Daily/David N. Posavetz)|
The bestselling novelist who resided in Bloomfield Village, Michigan and whose works were adapted into numerous films including “Get Shorty,” “Jackie Brown,” “Out of Sight” and “3:10 to Yuma,” died last year at the age of 87.
A scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, Downton Abbey (AP Photo/PBS/Masterpiece, Nick Briggs).
Also dealing with the death of Matthew and the absence of a will that has thrown Downton manor, already financially fragile into further crisis is Mary’s father, Lord Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville).
|A scene from Downton Abbey. (AP Photo/PBS/Masterpiece, Nick Briggs).|
Then there’s the pressure of the modern world of 1922; like the encroachment of the electric mixer and newest threat to the culinary status quo over which Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol) reigns in the kitchen.
The show aired in the UK in 2010 (three months before its U.S. debut) and so far has garnered 10 Emmys and two Golden Globes, not to mention a steady stream of new viewers learning to pronounce the show properly. It’s Downton Abbey not Downtown Abbey.
|Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson set to star in HBO's True Detective.|
One premiere that might prompt me to add HBO to our list of cable networks is True Detective.
The original HBO series premieres at 9 p.m. Jan. 12.
It stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as Louisiana State Police Detectives Martin Hart and Rust Cohle revisiting a homicide case that they worked in 1995.
As the inquiry unfolds in present day through separate interrogations, the two former detectives narrate the story of their investigation, reopening unhealed wounds, and drawing into question their supposed solving of a bizarre ritualistic murder in 1995. The timelines braid and converge in 2012 as each man is drawn into a past they believed was long forgotten. In learning about each other and their killer, it becomes clear that darkness lives on both sides of the law.