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#1 Vesper

 
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:54 AM

I don't know if anybody on here will have watched this except me but I must say; it is bloody brilliant. It is a historical drama about the British aristocracy but don't worry, it's not all crumpets and snobbery... it has some purely classic lines and some classic actors (included Hugh Bonneville and Maggie Smith (McGonagall in HP).

This is the overview from Wikipedia;

"The series is set in the fictional Downton Abbey, Yorkshire, country house of the Earl andCountess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants early in the reign of George V. The first series spans the two years prior to theGreat War, commencing with news of the sinking of the Titanic, an event that sets the story in motion. The second series covers the years 1916 to 1919."


It's not serious, it's full of drama (sometimes melodrama) and is acted extremely well by all involved. Truly heartwarming stuff and it's entirely fun as well, there's no "prostitutes in dustbins" as the producer said. Provides a perfect relief from what might seem to be an all to real and heavy outside world.

By as Cousin Violet, the Dowager Duchess of Grantham would say (Maggie Smith), "Don't despair my dear... it's terribly middle-class"


Anybody else love it?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:59 AM

Yes! Me.

That was one of my favourite lines from last night, along with Robert telling Cora not to turn American on him or he'd tune her out.

I think season 2 definitely had some low moments though, the one episode return of Patrick, Lord Grantham and the maid. Last night was very good, I'm really looking forward to the Christmas special. Christmas at my house is usually rather dull.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

Yes! Me.

That was one of my favourite lines from last night, along with Robert telling Cora not to turn American on him or he'd tune her out.

I think season 2 definitely had some low moments though, the one episode return of Patrick, Lord Grantham and the maid. Last night was very good, I'm really looking forward to the Christmas special. Christmas at my house is usually rather dull.


I'll hav to watch the Christmas special from over in Oz.... excited.

You didn't think it was Patrick though did you? Lady Edith is a bit of a fool methinks...

I quite liked Lord G and the maid story line because, particularly in last night's episode, it made a good parallel to Sybill and Branson because in reality (even though he wouldn't see it like that) it's exactly the same thing, just the other way around...

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:38 PM

Yes, Lady Edith is somewhat foolish. Also, quite annoying. I think that idea was silly. I actually felt bad for poor Matthew - it's like one day he's the heir and the next he's not. They already threw him over for the baby storyline, not that it lasted, but I feel bad for him. And "Patrick" is going to reappear at some point.

Yeah - I think that's the only reason we got the maid storyline, so that they could do the parallel. It kinda came out of nowhere. And Cora being all cold hearted spurred it on.

Even though Lady Mary is pretty much a bitch, I still like her and want her to be successful/happy.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:08 PM

can't wait fot the second season to come to Spain :)

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:12 AM

Shirley Maclaine to Star in Season 3.....

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :runaround: :runaround: :runaround: :runaround: :runaround: :runaround:

That is all. Can't believe I have to wait 'til next Sunday to see episode 2.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:18 PM

all of my friends love it

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:15 PM

I finally finished to watch the new episode
Branson and Matthew are my brotp <3

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:17 AM

I finally finished to watch the new episode
Branson and Matthew are my brotp <3


Brotp?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:40 AM

Brotp?


favorite bromance.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:14 PM

Did Season 3 start?? I haven't been keeping up

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

Did Season 3 start?? I haven't been keeping up


Aye aye.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

Ahhh there is a thread for Downton. This has just made me day FACT!! Lmao

Sunday's ep was fantastic. Shed a little tear at the wedding
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

Just came across this - it's not new, but it is priceless.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:04 PM

I've seen a few episodes of this show. :)
I don't love it but I don't dislike it either.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:09 PM

Maggie Smith had me in stitches last night.
And poor mrs Hughes :( hope she'll be alright

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

Maggie Smith had me in stitches last night.
And poor mrs Hughes http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... hope she'll be alright


Yeah... I don't know though. :(

I'm glad for Edith though! And Matthew is being such a dick.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

Yeah... I don't know though. http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...

I'm glad for Edith though! And Matthew is being such a dick.


I no you'd think he'd wanna save his family

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:34 PM

I no you'd think he'd wanna save his family


I'm sure Mary will make him. Withold sex or something.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:46 PM

I'm sure Mary will make him. Withold sex or something.


Hahha yeah. Or his conscience will get the better of him

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:38 PM

The best line last night was "oh I thought you were a waiter!". Not that I was paying much attention to the episode in general.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:47 PM

The best line last night was "oh I thought you were a waiter!". Not that I was paying much attention to the episode in general.


Oh don't me and my mum couldn't stop laughing at that. She makes that programme

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

I loved that!

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:15 AM

Damn it I missed it last night :(.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

I just finished. I'm so happy for Mrs Hughes (Isn't Mr Carson adorable?)
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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:09 PM

Just catching up with Sundays ep 'if the poor don't want it bring it up to mine' oh Maggie smith cracks me up

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

So Thomas and Jimmy. I'm seeing a new ship there :shifty:

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:50 AM

It's Downton day :) yay

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

For those that have not seen tonight's ep I suggest you watch it with a box of tissues. Very sad :(


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