'Downton Abbey' Wins a Guinness World Record


We didn’t even realize there was such a thing, but according to Deadline, Downton Abbey — the incredible miniseries that we’ve been obsessing over since its stateside debut on PBS earlier this year — has set the Guinness World Record for “Highest Critical Review Ratings For A TV Show,” an honor that has previously gone to such favorites as Mad Men, Sons of Anarchy, and Modern Family. The British costume dramas is also up for 11 Emmys. The second installment the show premieres in the UK this Sunday night, and will air in the US beginning this winter; if you haven’t checked it out already, we’ve got the exciting (but spoiler-heavy) trailer for the first episode of season two after the jump.

[via AV Club]