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Downton Abbey

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by fwiffo, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. fwiffo

    fwiffo Distinguished Member

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    Has anyone watched this?

    I just finished watching the Christmas special on top of the first two seasons. The first season I only watched after they got that Emmy nod earlier in the year.

    I wish I had a valet who dressed me in white tie every evening for dinner.
     


  2. Rambo

    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    Weird. I'm literally downloading season 1 as we speak. Cute chick on the red eye shuttle from the airport told me it was interesting.
     


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    It's brilliant - a friend just sent me Season 2.
     


  4. Rambo

    Rambo Stylish Dinosaur

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    BTW - I spent about 15 minutes searching torrents for Downtown Abbey. No, I'm not tired at all.
     


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    I watched Season 1 on DVD a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Season 2 will premiere in the States on PBS Sunday night.
     
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    i really liked season 1. real old-fashioned masterpiece theater stuff. like upstairs/downstairs done smarter. happy for season 2.
     


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    Someone described that show as a big-budget soap opera. I thought the pilot episode was promising but after watching the next two or three episodes of season one, I began to think they might have been right.
     


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    exactly! that's what's wonderful about it. that and the costumes, of course. and the whole fantasy of having a butler.
     


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    Yeah, it's pretty much a soap opera in period dress. Whatever its faults though, it's worth a watch for the Earl's daughters!
     


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    I like the youngest one - Jessica Brown Findlay. But then I realized she wasn't even 22 and maybe that's the reason. She has this rasp in her voice which reminds me of a direct who works for me except my direct is 30 something so she's not quite the same. Hopefully time will not catch up with her.

    I know it is probably too soapy for most on this forum but glad to see some people like it. I always wondered about the valet. He looked like he did your alterations for you as well which would have been handy.

    I saw people were enamoured by Boardwalk Empire dress. Although there is very little overlap between this show and that in terms of timeline, I have to say I prefer the more formal rather than peacock dress.
     
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    What's weird about all of this is that I started watching it because I always prowl the PBS world during the weekends, what between Lawrence Welk and Sherlock Holmes. I really enjoyed the shows, but thought that I was one of 4 people in the country watching it. This morning, I hear Eliz. McGovern on Scott Simon's show and think, hmm, other people are watching. And tonight, I see this. This must be how hot trends start. In 6 months, this show will be the Desperate Housewives of the nation.
     


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    I don't think I need to add anything else! [​IMG]
     


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    Watching now! Oh, that poor girl . . .
     


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    :slayer:
     


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    What about this from season 2?

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