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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Dave_LF » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:41 am

My wife enjoys these and enjoys it if I watch them with her. I find them entertaining enough, though I concur with the criticisms listed here. But as I said to her at the end of the last season...

Spoiler wrote:at least they made sure we wanted him dead first!


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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby portia » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:37 pm

Well, I am not sure that is true.
Spoiler:
At least, there is a male heir, so that the line can continue, but having a minor as an heir is dangerous. But, at least, mama is smart and can take over when the present Earl dies. I am distantly acquainted with a person in Scotland whose male head is out of the country, and has been for years, but Mama takes care of the family business.

I can't wait to see more!
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:14 am

Rob hooked our DVD up again. Now I have to find some time...
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby ToshoftheWuffingas » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:03 pm

Downton Abbey is not really my cup of tea, I think it paints far too cosy a picture of life at the time but I accept it as (mostly) harmless escapism. However having watched brief moments of it tonight, how can the actors deliver the lines, "My lady. Mr Bates." without rolling on the floor laughing?
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby portia » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 am

It is just acting. The same question could be asked of any piece set anywhere except the modern world. I personally would ask that question of Mr. Downey, Jr. of almost any line said by "Tony Stark".
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby MeadowForest » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:31 am

New series: so far, not so bad! Even amused in one part the other night. :D
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby portia » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:29 am

OK; here is the other thread.
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Arlaug » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:38 am

Thanks for pulling it out. I apologize once more for double topic *hides behind Thorin's shield :P*

Any discussions for the upcoming season? I read somewhere it is possible to have seasons up to 1945. which I find a bit vexing, unless they take out some of the characters. Moreover, there are things that will surely be used for a plot or two ( Robert and maid, Cora's soap)

Spoiler ahead I hope Edith will come around, she seems so broken because of her daughter
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby heliona » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:40 am

Arlaug, may I suggest reposting the comments from your thread into this one, and then linking to this thread in yours (perhaps in your first post?), that way people are funnelled towards this one? :)
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Arlaug » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:52 am

It will be done promptly.
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby paggylipton » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:29 am

What are pros of starting watching it? :?
Should I start or not?
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:47 am

If you like period drama, then yes, go for it. This is the last season so I'm hoping Netflix will soon allow binge watching of the entire six seasons. :)
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby portia » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:45 am

If the series continued to 1945, I think you would get too many modern issues.

Most of the servants would be gone, and a lot of effort would be expended in how to cope (turn part of the land into an events park?) Earl Grantham would be a senior citizen and still pretty clueless.
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