Can You Spot the 'Downton Abbey' Promotional Fail?
Downton Abbey has recently released a series of new photos to promote its fifth season. While this is normally a joyous occasion for fans of the period piece, one particular image of Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville) and Lady Edith (Laura Carmichael) has gone viral for being an absolute disaster.
See for yourself. Can you spot the glaring error in the following still?
If you guessed the giant plastic water sitting atop of the fireplace, you are correct!
Downton Abbey is currently set in the early 1900s, a time when pre-packaged water -- or plastic, for that matter -- was not made available. The means that this little snafu can be chalked up as one big anachronistic error.
Unless if Lady Dowager is secretly a chrononaut, of course. Then, this picture will probably be correct.