By Dalton Ross
Updated February 10, 2012 at 05:00 PM EST


Entertainment Weekly’s Kristen Baldwin and Jessica Shaw agree on pretty much everything — except when it comes to their current obsession, Downton Abbey. Kristen? She’s a Matthew Crawley girl through and through. However, Jessica appreciates the strong and silent Mr. Bates. On the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast, they present cases for why their man is the dreamiest of the dreamy. But debating British hotties isn’t all that’s on the agenda. There are other topics to be discussed as well. Is that burned guy actually Patrick? Could Lady Edith have worse instincts about men? And should we be popping bottles of champagne now that Vera is dead? We go upstairs, downstairs, and everywhere in between as we gear up for the season’s final two episodes.

Then we bring things stateside to discuss what’s happening on Fox’s New Girl. Has the show taken aim and addressed Zooey haters with its recent run of episodes in which Deschanel’s character has been challenged by others for her rainbow-and-unicorn-loving ways? Will Jessica finally join yours truly as a fan of the show after dissing and dismissing it when it first came on the air? And where exactly is Tim Stack hiding? Some, but not all, of these questions will be answered!

To join in on the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Matthew Crowley or Mr. Bates? How much do you hate Richard? And are you a New Girl lover or loather? The message boards are open for business!

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Downton Abbey

The war is over, but intrigue, crisis, romance, and change still grip the beloved estate.

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