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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Do you guys think that the new footman looks like Landry from Friday Night Lights?

I've been thinking that too!


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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Ha yes, it was definitely written by a focus group "oh, they like that part! let's do more of it! all the time!"

The Matthew walking again thing was one of the dumbest moments on tv, but...whatever I still like the show! The first season was great. Now it's a corny soap opera, but with Maggie Smith, so who can complain?



I'd totally forgotten about the wheelchair thing.

The show is really very ableist. Whatsisface from Cold Feet (Frumpy's fiance) is unsuitable because he was wounded in the war. Sure, he's old, but he's also "a cripple" and "worthless" and she wanted taking care of him to be "her life's work." Who wouldn't run for the hills in the face of that?

And in TV world, not being able to walk is the worst thing that could ever happen to a person. Worse than death, really! *sigh*


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Ha yes, it was definitely written by a focus group "oh, they like that part! let's do more of it! all the time!"
When it first came out, I read a thing in the paper listing all the ITV shows they'd purloined scenes from. They basically went through ITV archives and went got, got, need, need, got, need, got... and that's why it's amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Oh man. I did NOT see that coming. Wow. I take back what I said about them getting out of sticky situations too easily. They can't take this one back like with matthew walking again.

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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:10 am 
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For real. I thought they were just going to make it all tense for a minute and then everything would be fine in the end. Oof. That was rough. I cried. A lot.

In other news, Mary remains a brat. That comment to Matthew about her father losing enough for one day when he was talking with the lawyer? Gross.


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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:43 am 
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In other news, Mary remains a brat. That comment to Matthew about her father losing enough for one day when he was talking with the lawyer? Gross.


I couldn't believe it when she told Edith that no, they were still not going to be much nicer to each other, but maybe just for tonight she could give her a hug...


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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Pinko wrote:
In other news, Mary remains a brat. That comment to Matthew about her father losing enough for one day when he was talking with the lawyer? Gross.


I couldn't believe it when she told Edith that no, they were still not going to be much nicer to each other, but maybe just for tonight she could give her a hug...

Mary is the worst!

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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Yeah, Mary's the worst. I wish they had killed her off instead. Sybil was the best sister!


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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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yes. mary is terrible! i'm so sad. sybil was the only genuinely nice person in the rich people clan! i am so shocked that this happened. I really didn't think anything like this would happen on Downton. I would wish that Mary died, but Carson would be SO crushed, and I couldn't deal with that.

I do get why mary was pissed at matthew for talking money with a lawyer when her sister literally JUST died hours before.

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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Oh, I totally get why she was upset! But it's obnoxious that instead of being like "Really, Matthew? Really?" she made it about control of the estate and propriety and disrespecting her father. Blah.


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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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yeah. she sucks in general! especially when she was getting pissed at matthew for almost not taking the money in the first place. sybil was the only reasonable one.

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Seriously. RIP, Sybil. You were my fave.


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I am not looking forward to the grudge the lady of the house is going to be holding against her husband. Saaaad! No one would wish any harm on Sybil, she should know that, he's probably full of awful guilt as it is. What was with that cocky new doctor? Yeesh.


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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Also, Edith has tried to be nicer to Mary like 3 times, and Mary always rejects her. It's sad.


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Re: Mary. Everyone I know who watches this show rags on her. Yeah, she kind of deserves it sometimes, but I still love her. I think I just kinda relate to her and like her for all her abruptness and snobbishness and ice queenlyness.


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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Also, Edith has tried to be nicer to Mary like 3 times, and Mary always rejects her. It's sad.

I am beginning to dislike Mary more and more and like Edith more and more. Edith is trying! Mary is mean to her! God.

Why did they kill off Sybil?! They better keep Tom and the baby around or I think I will stop watching.

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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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Wow is right! I didn't see this coming at all. Maggie Smith with the slow walk down the hallway and the veil killed me.

I might be the only person watching this show who actually likes Mary. Her honest and mean spirited ways are refreshing to me. But I don't think she is trying to be evil on purpose, she is just a bisque and doesn't hide it.

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Sesame Street just released this parody, which is pretty great and makes me think that Downton Abbey would be improved at least 500% if the cast were actually made up of muppets:


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YES! so good!

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Ha! I watched this today too.

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muppet carson is my favorite thing in the whole world. i love that there is a picture of harvey kneeslapper in the background.

also, birdwalk empire! awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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I sent this to my mom and she said "good, but they missed out on a good joke - pineapple upside down cake!"

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 Post subject: Re: [US] Downton Abbey S3
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UGH.

This show is a jerk.


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Oh my god.


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