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Title: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on January 23, 2012, 11:56:18 AM
Anyone here watch it?
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 23, 2012, 12:03:39 PM
Watched the first season and enjoyed the hell out of it. Haven't started on season two yet. I shall report back.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 30, 2012, 12:02:59 PM
I got hooked a few weeks ago, watched all of season one on netflix in a few days...   Got the iTunes season pass for season 2 since the air times on PBS are not good for me.

Read about a holiday episode that I thought might have aired last year, made the mistake of reading the synopsis, now I know one spoiler for this season I wish I didn't. arrrggg....

Anyone know if PBS will show that special as the last episode of this season or will we have to wait until the fall?
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on January 30, 2012, 08:34:26 PM
I dunno.  I do wonder what injury William could have sustained that would have taken that long to kill him.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Thrifty on January 30, 2012, 08:40:22 PM
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Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 30, 2012, 08:52:46 PM
I do wonder what injury William could have sustained that would have taken that long to kill him.

This is the main thing they mentioned:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulmonary_contusion

Remember the show was back during WWI, if you had trouble breathing you were done for, even something as simple as bottled oxygen wasn't widely available.  The iron lung wasn't put into wide use until the late 1920's.

I'll have to watch it again but I thought I heard them saying he had other organs that were damaged as well.  

This show does have a pretty broad artistic licence, if his lungs were damaged that bad his eardrums should have been as well.  Mathew should have also lost his hearing, at least for a week or so...
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on January 30, 2012, 08:57:06 PM
That's the other thing, Matthew looked much worse than William, but Matthew survived.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 30, 2012, 09:49:34 PM
That's the other thing, Matthew looked much worse than William, but Matthew survived.

That's something that might make a good Mythbusters.  Can someone block a blast shockwave if they jump in front of you?  From what they were saying it sounded like Mathew got most of his injuries from being thrown into stuff, while William had internal injuries from the shockwave.

Mythbusters recently did the Lethal Weapon toilet scene, turns out you can survive C4 by diving into a tub, but that's way more protection than someone jumping in front of you.

It's not like this show is big on being historically or scientifically accurate, it's pretty much all about the drama...

Have to say the acting in this is incredible, especially the 3 daughters, how their personalities have changed since the first episode.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Rattrap007 on January 31, 2012, 05:27:57 AM
Wasn't this mentioned on Chuck a few weeks ago? It was Casey and his daughter's movie night..
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on January 31, 2012, 02:35:51 PM
I have to say, this episode had me on the verge of tears a couple of times.  I still don't know if I should feel worse for William or Daisy.  Also, Thomas had an interesting turn this episode.  It's nice to see that he's not completely incapable of sympathy.  Maybe he felt guilty for always being such a jerk to William before.

Also, I think they should have Bates talk to Matthew.  If anyone could help Matthew realize that being crippled isn't the end of the road, and if anyone could understand what he's going through, it's Bates.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 08, 2012, 03:19:31 PM
Got the Blu-Ray for Season 2, wow does this look good in full HD.

Watched the rest of the season that hasn't aired yet on PBS last night, going to re-watch the last 3 hours (disc 3) again tonight because it's really amazing stuff.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 08, 2012, 09:38:42 PM
I'm about to dive into season two. I really enjoyed the first season. Unfortunately, I've heard season two isn't as strong, but I'll have to see for myself.

And I don't think there's much out there as compelling as Sherlock.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 08, 2012, 11:41:52 PM
I'm about to dive into season two. I really enjoyed the first season. Unfortunately, I've heard season two isn't as strong, but I'll have to see for myself.

I guess I like season 2 better, after watching season one I really didn't feel like going back and watching any of it right away, but the last 4 or 5 hours of season 2 I've already watched twice...

Michelle Dockery does an amazing job with that character, and she's not bad to look at.   I wish Hogfather was on Blu-Ray, love her in that.

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And I don't think there's much out there as compelling as Sherlock.

Really, it's kind of unfair to compare them.    I guess people do because they are both on PBS Masterpiece.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on February 09, 2012, 12:02:06 AM
It seems to have a lot of really shitty people in it that dampens my enjoyment of what's going on.

What do you mean?  Shitty actors or shitty characters?  Because I would disagree with you on both counts.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 09, 2012, 06:04:11 AM
It seems to have a lot of really shitty people in it that dampens my enjoyment of what's going on.

What do you mean?  Shitty actors or shitty characters?  Because I would disagree with you on both counts.

Shitty characters. And I mean shitty in the sense of, "You're an asshole," not in the sense of they're badly written.  O'Brien, the ex-valet, and the younger sister all could burst into flames and I'd smile.

There's no shortage of unappealing characters, that's for damn sure.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 09, 2012, 06:07:59 AM
Jennifer Saunders agrees with IM's assesment (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=6929.msg696162#msg696162)
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on February 09, 2012, 09:20:38 AM
Well, O'Brian and Thomas are both pretty conniving.  And Mary and Edith seem to enjoy being cruel to each other.  But they can be compassionate.  Even O'Brian softens to some degree in the second season, and Thomas proves that he's not completely without sympathy to other humans.

Actually, of the sisters, I feel most sympathy for Edith.  She tends to be the one most overlooked, both by the other characters and the writers.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 09, 2012, 09:40:10 AM
It seems to have a lot of really shitty people in it that dampens my enjoyment of what's going on.

What do you mean?  Shitty actors or shitty characters?  Because I would disagree with you on both counts.

Shitty characters. And I mean shitty in the sense of, "You're an asshole," not in the sense of they're badly written.  O'Brien, the ex-valet, and the younger sister all could burst into flames and I'd smile.

You have to keep watching, the sisters all go through major changes when the war comes.   All 3 are way more likeable by the middle of season 2.

O'Brien is a tricky one to figure out, can't tell for sure where they are going with her.  Seems she only does good things out of guilt over the horrible things she does.  But I guess at least that shows she has a conscience, where I don't think Thomas has one.

Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 09, 2012, 09:44:27 AM
Hey guys? I don't really want to know this stuff regarding character development just now.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 09, 2012, 10:29:09 AM
Yeah, I feel like S2 should still be considered spoiler territory.

Did you watch both of those YouTube videos?  Some major spoilers for the end of season 1 in the second one.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on February 09, 2012, 01:14:11 PM
Matthew?  He appears at the end of the first episode.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 11, 2012, 07:55:50 PM
I could see it being riffed.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 12, 2012, 10:44:49 PM
Caught the last half hour of what they showed on PBS tonight.  So PBS also cuts out scenes so they can get extra ad time just like commercial TV does...

No way to describe it without major spoilers if you haven't see it:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It's only about 30 seconds but it makes me wonder what else PBS has been cutting out?

Oh and now that it has aired:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Edit:  Looked at the run times on the Blu-Ray set, the 2 episodes they spliced together for last night total 2:01, so PBS cut almost 10 minutes out.  Some of that is the extra title and credits, so that probably means about 5 minutes of show was cut.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 13, 2012, 07:54:55 PM
I've noticed a couple of phrases that seemed out of place, but only one that's on their lists ( just sayn').  Interesting that several were common in America at the time but took a few more decades to reach the UK.

It must be very hard to write period dialog without letting some of that slip in.  I'm sure if the dialog was truly period there would be anachronisms that have gone out of use that would detract from the drama because we wouldn't be sure of what they were talking about. 

When the men have their military uniforms on they did have a guy on set that went around checking to make sure all the medals they were wearing could have been worn at that time.  They also had a hard time with the ladies dresses, they just don't make fabrics like they used to.

I've wondered the same thing about the John Adams miniseries, they went out of their way to make it look period and that is great, but would it be as enjoyable if the dialog was strictly period as well?  Not that I noticed anything modern in that, but how faithful was it to the way people really talked to each other?
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 13, 2012, 08:02:03 PM
I've noticed a couple of phrases that seemed out of place, but only one that's on their lists ( just sayn').  Interesting that several were common in America at the time but took a few more decades to reach the UK.
Oh yeah, America is a fantastic idiom factory.

It must be very hard to write period dialog without letting some of that slip in.  I'm sure if the dialog was truly period there would be anachronisms that have gone out of use that would detract from the drama because we wouldn't be sure of what they were talking about.
The makers of Deadwood ran into a similar thing; they had to use modern obscenities because period ones either sounded tame or meant nothing now (c.f. just how profane Scrooge is actually being about Christmas to the original readers of the novella). 

When the men have their military uniforms on they did have a guy on set that went around checking to make sure all the medals they were wearing could have been worn at that time.  They also had a hard time with the ladies dresses, they just don't make fabrics like they used to.
Even when that can be found, it's rarely at a price that's production budget friendly.

I've wondered the same thing about the John Adams miniseries, they went out of their way to make it look period and that is great, but would it be as enjoyable if the dialog was strictly period as well?  Not that I noticed anything modern in that, but how faithful was it to the way people really talked to each other?
There is always a level of vocabulary that seems antiquated enough, take for example the way Thor speaks in the comics; The Early Modern English of the KJV and Shakespeare. To most people that simply sounds right, not authentic, but right. :)
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 17, 2012, 01:38:29 PM
A good friend of my Dad who lives in East Sussex actually got to be in the show because they used his car for episode three. It's a 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, completely original (even the original leather upholstery!) My Dad did a ton of work on the car when he visited last summer.

(http://i.imgur.com/h7Yks.jpg)

That's him as the chauffeur. The wardrobe people made him cut his hair when he showed up with his normally shaggy locks.

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Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 17, 2012, 03:16:15 PM
The Ghost is such a beautiful model. One of my brothers had a Cloud II for a while and that's nice but not a patch on the Ghost.:)
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on February 20, 2012, 08:24:26 AM
I'm kinda torn, because on the one hand, I want Matthew and Mary to be together, but on the other hand, I think Matthew is too good for Mary.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 20, 2012, 09:07:02 AM
Come on people, get started watching season 2 already!   The Blu-Ray set is a steal at $25 for close to 10 hours of HD goodness...  I think the DVD set is under $20.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 20, 2012, 12:15:15 PM
Come on people, get started watching season 2 already!   The Blu-Ray set is a steal at $25 for close to 10 hours of HD goodness...  I think the DVD set is under $20.

I started watching season two and wrote a fairly extensive post about it. Did Marty care? Marty don't care. Marty just smacks the shit outta my season two post.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 20, 2012, 02:38:05 PM
Come on people, get started watching season 2 already!   The Blu-Ray set is a steal at $25 for close to 10 hours of HD goodness...  I think the DVD set is under $20.

I started watching season two and wrote a fairly extensive post about it. Did Marty care? Marty don't care. Marty just smacks the shit outta my season two post.

Well, get a move on, finish it already!  Smack Smack....

I was reading a very negative review of season 2 yesterday and was wondering if that is where you heard that season 2 was worse than 1, but I didn't save the link to post here...  The reviewer had a pretty strong hatred of Bates for some reason.   Even the first half of season 2 is better than 1, and it kills in the second half.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 20, 2012, 02:39:41 PM
Times Literary Supplement?

EDIT: Sorry, New York Review of Books (http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/mar/08/abbey-jumped-shark/?pagination=false)?  We take both, as well as a few others, and they sort of blend together in recollection after a while.

In fact Ann is reading that exact article in this picture:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6906059233_ae3381d531_z.jpg)

So that should have been easy to recall.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 20, 2012, 03:34:03 PM
Nope, that's not the review I read, that seems to be mostly negative about season 1.  The one I read yesterday was bashing season 2 but liked season 1.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 20, 2012, 05:02:23 PM
Those bad reviews can go to hell. I'm halfway through season two, and it's better than season one in every respect.


Season Three Sneak Peek (I have not read this. DO NOT READ THIS UNLESS YOU ARE FINISHED WITH SEASON TWO!)

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Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 20, 2012, 05:12:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HwGpe.jpg)
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 20, 2012, 05:52:25 PM
Those bad reviews can go to hell. I'm halfway through season two, and it's better than season one in every respect.

That's for sure.  The few I've read seem to be very nitpicky, sever cases of not seeing the forest...
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 24, 2012, 12:15:24 PM
‘Downton Abbey’ Finale Draws 5.4 Million

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The second season finale of pop culture phenom Downton Abbey averaged 5.4 million viewers on Sunday, PBS’ largest audience since the premiere of Ken Burns’ documentary National Parks in September 2009. Vs. its first season, Downton was up 25%, doubling pubcaster’s primetime average. The growth was most dramatic in young demos, 251% among women 18-34, 145% among women 35-49, 111% among men 18-34 and 84% among men 35-49 vs. the Masterpiece 2010-11 season average.”Downton Abbey has become a cultural phenomenon,” Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said. “It is so gratifying to see our beloved Masterpiece, after more than 40 years on PBS, attracting a whole new audience.”

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz4gwgVico1qdzcxdo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 25, 2012, 08:14:02 PM

Looks like I'll have to re-spoiler Imrahil's spoiler.
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Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on February 25, 2012, 08:55:09 PM
Re: Bates: Heh-heh. :)

Finished the series.  I'm honestly not sure what they'll do next.
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They still have to get Edith settled.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: CJones on February 26, 2012, 06:22:23 AM
My mom watches this (including the finale last night). I watched a few episodes, but I kept falling asleep during it, and could therefore never figure out what was going on.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on February 26, 2012, 07:49:49 AM
The most encouraging thing about this show's mainstream popularity in America is that it proves that Americans are smarter and more cultured than most people give us credit for. 

And yet I still have no trouble believing that some American studio will decide to do a dumbed-down American remake of it.  Just wait.  It'll happen.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2012, 07:52:21 AM
The most encouraging thing about this show's mainstream popularity in America is that it proves that Americans are smarter and more cultured than most people give us credit for. 
Not sure about that, it's really not an example of any sort of high culture or deep intellectualism. It's a nice Edwardianesque confection, nothing more. There's nothing wrong with that but don't build it up to be more than what it is.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2012, 08:35:00 AM
I mean The Tudors and The Borgias have a modicum of historical information to them, but their appeal is all about bonking and interpersonal conflict (Ann so wants somebody to do a series called The Committee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_of_Public_Safety) in the same style)

I said this somewhere else, the appeal of Downton Abbey is not unlike the appeal of a specific sub-genre of Victorian pornography, only DA has less shagging.

And with that in mind, Vivid really should really try to make some adaptations of A Weekend Visit or Clara Birch or similar, to cash in on the current appeal of the Big Country House type setting.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: daltysmilth on February 26, 2012, 08:40:29 AM
The most encouraging thing about this show's mainstream popularity in America is that it proves that Americans are smarter and more cultured than most people give us credit for. 
Not sure about that, it's really not an example of any sort of high culture or deep intellectualism. It's a nice Edwardianesque confection, nothing more. There's nothing wrong with that but don't build it up to be more than what it is.

Okay, so it's not exactly Sherlock, but it is much more subtle than most American shows.  If this show were produced in America, Matthew and Mary probably would have been sleeping together by the end of the second episode.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2012, 08:42:14 AM
And in reality too, given the proclivities of my class and higher..... ;)
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 26, 2012, 09:57:00 AM
And yet I still have no trouble believing that some American studio will decide to do a dumbed-down American remake of it.  Just wait.  It'll happen.

Or they could pull a Coupling, use the exact same dialog but set it in New York with American actors, so nothing they say fits the culture...  What a disaster that was, turned off fans of the original, and I'm sure seemed "wrong" to people that never watched the original.

I agree Downton is really a high end soap opera, with great sets, actors, and dialog.   It's not realistic or truly historical.  I was just watching the extras on the Murder On The Orient Express DVD and they said when recreating a historical setting for fiction you try to get in as many details as possible in but as long as it "feels" right it's good enough, that certainly holds true for Downton Abbey.

For a show that was popular yet made you think, LOST comes to mind.  But I suppose it didn't really require a lot of thought, you could still enjoy it while being spoon fed bits of information each week.

Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Tripe on February 26, 2012, 10:46:28 AM
Yeah Manor House was awesome, the poor old coot and his feelings of being betrayed, it was quite touching.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 27, 2012, 11:40:54 PM
Downton Arby's (http://screen.yahoo.com/downton-arby-s-28723019.html)
 

Edith.  :D
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: Lembach on August 04, 2012, 04:20:32 AM
Dear Lord. I must be getting old. I started watching Season One on Amazon Prime and was instantly hooked!

Currently on episode 3: The dashing Turkish diplomat, Mr. Pamuk! How scandalous!
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 04, 2012, 09:31:16 AM
That's how I got hooked, bunch of people at work raving about it, then watched a few on Netflix, then a few more, then the entire first season.  They look really great on Blu-Ray.  I got the people at work to buy the Blu-Rays since they were only watching on PBS and I was telling them about the missing stuff that PBS cut out when they combined two episodes into one.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 04, 2012, 09:38:34 AM
It was a hell of thing when Lavinia died.  :'(
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 16, 2012, 09:14:37 PM
Season 3 trailer here:
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2012/08/alls-not-well-downton-season-three-trailer/55810/

Nothing too spoilery I don't think. But hey, what do I know.

Shirley MacLaine and Maggie Smith should really be something.

Man, I love the music on this show.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 05, 2012, 10:15:50 AM
Julian Fellowes Plans 'Downton Abbey' Prequel

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The Oscar-winning scribe says he wants to look at the early relationship between the characters currently played by Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern.

LONDON -- Oscar-winning scribe Julian Fellowes plans to write a prequel to his hit show Downton Abbey.

Fellowes, speaking at a British Academy Film and Television Academy screenwriters lecture, said he is writing a prequel that follows how the Earl and Countess of Grantham -- played by Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern in the current now -- first met. Fellowes' plans, reported on the BBC News website despite the show being a ratings hit for rival commercial broadcaster ITV, will be to look at the pair's early courtship from the American heiress' arrival in the U.K.

The spinoff drama will cast a pair of younger actors in the roles played by Bonneville and McGovern, according to the BBC. Fellowes said the spinoff would be broadcast after the end of Downton Abbey, which airs on PBS in the U.S.

"I don't think you can continue a narrative in more than one area at once," he explained.

He told the BAFTA audience the idea would be to look at the pair's blossoming relationship because McGovern's character was in love with the one played by Bonneville before they married and he married her "entirely for her money." The prequel also might see some of the show set in America.

Downton Abbey star Maggie Smith picked up an Emmy on Sept. 23 for her turn in the show.

Never enough Downton as far as I'm concerned.

I've got all of series three downloaded; now I just need to do a weekend marathon!


Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: D.B. Barnes on November 05, 2012, 10:27:43 AM
Does this mean the show is over after S3? Or is there a 4th series coming?

From another article:

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“I would hope [there will be more] because of the response to this series, but you know [ITV] are always pretty close to their chest in terms of an actual commission. But I think I’d be surprised if there was not a fourth series,” Fellowes told The Daily Telegraph.

"We haven't announced any further news on that front," an ITV representative told THR on Monday.

Sounds promising?
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 30, 2013, 04:48:50 PM
Why Downton Abbey?  Why you make cry?
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 30, 2013, 06:16:02 PM
Yeah, that was brutal, and then add what happens at the end of the season.

Don't read if you haven't seen the last minute:
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Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 08, 2014, 08:22:42 AM
So, season 4 has begun.

Meh.

Maybe the people that left the show knew what they were doing?  Nothing that happened in these first 2 hours has me very interested in seeing more.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 14, 2014, 06:18:26 PM
Guess I'm the only one here still watching.

And WTF, don't mess with Anna like that, I did not need to see that.  And the repercussions are going to suck.

Next why not throw Daisy off a bridge or something?  If that's what good drama is all about...... >:(
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: JP on January 14, 2014, 08:10:59 PM
Guess I'm the only one here still watching.

And WTF, don't mess with Anna like that, I did not need to see that.  And the repercussions are going to suck.

Next why not throw Daisy off a bridge or something?  If that's what good drama is all about...... >:(

Daisy has been through enough, already!  Let's see....there's the time where she fell madly in love feigned interest in William who then dies on their wedding day, which caused her to swell with apathy.  There was that day she moved away from the Abbey to tend her father-in-law's farm [might have been a whole weekend].  Seems like she also spewed jealousy at the new kitchen maid that she now ignores.  If Daisy was thrown from a bridge, she would be back in the kitchen by episode's end.  She is the teflon of plot development.   ;)

But, yes, don't mess with Anna!
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 28, 2014, 11:18:42 PM
Finished up the season tonight. 

I was getting kind of disappointed by mid season but thought it picked up very nicely by the end.

Love the final scene of the special.
Title: Re: Downton Abbey
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 04, 2016, 04:16:34 PM
Anyone else still watching this show?

The final season is under way, I really enjoyed the first episode of the season.