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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:58 am 
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Can't y'all discuss 99% of threads within this room using spoiler tags? Ok, mostly I'm joking and this is a short thread where people have asked not to be spoilered so I am totally down with that. But for real most of the threads here are about shows that have aired in the US waaaay in advance of the rest of the world and I don't think those of us outwith would dream of asking that no one discuss them untill they've been aired everywhere else.
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If there's a show like Sherlock or Downton that is airing within a pretty short amount of time in two different places, I think it'd be ok to just have two separate threads, so that no one gets spoilered. I wouldn't ever ask people not to talk about a show that was airing in Scotland (for example) that wasn't going to be shown in the US for a few years. I already try not to read this thread too much because I know there are people posting in it who have seen the whole thing. So, if you want to start Downton complete season 2 thread that'd be fine by me!

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^Yes! Definitely. We can do two threads if something has aired in another country first. But, yeah, you UKers snoozed on making this a UK timeline when Joanna beat you to the posting. That's how we do it, son! Haha.

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Is anyone watching the show that's on before Downton tonight? It's about that time period, and seems interesting!

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I didn't think there was anything that could make me sad about Bates coming back, but now I totally feel bad for Mr. Molesely! At least they have the soup kitchen going! and I actually liked Lady Grantham for the first time tonight.
How is Maggie Smith SO GOOD at those shocked looks? When everyone started singing, her expression was so perfect. I love her!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:54 am 
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You guys, is Downton getting cheesier?? It feels different than it used to. I'm going to keep watching, don't get me wrong, but ... hm. WHY would Mr. Bates arbitrarily decide to come back before his divorce was final, when he was so adamant before? Just because he was asked to, or what?

I still can't stand Lady Grantham because of her ridiculous half-accent. I get that she's supposed to be from New York, and I get that Elizabeth McGovern actually lived in the UK for a good chunk of her life, but the sound of her attempting to pronounce the letter R sends chills up my spine.


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You guys, is Downton getting cheesier?? It feels different than it used to. I'm going to keep watching, don't get me wrong, but ... hm. WHY would Mr. Bates arbitrarily decide to come back before his divorce was final, when he was so adamant before? Just because he was asked to, or what?

I still can't stand Lady Grantham because of her ridiculous half-accent. I get that she's supposed to be from New York, and I get that Elizabeth McGovern actually lived in the UK for a good chunk of her life, but the sound of her attempting to pronounce the letter R sends chills up my spine.


yeah, I agree with all of that. It was very weird that Bates would come back like that. I find myself not caring about the characters as much this season. Like when Matthew was missing, I sort of didn't care what happened to him.

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I heard that Shirley MacLaine has been cast to play Lady Cora's mother in Season 3. I am underwhelmed.
(On the other hand, we can start calling it Terms of Entailment!)

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But, yeah, you UKers snoozed on making this a UK timeline when Joanna beat you to the posting. That's how we do it, son! Haha.



TRUTH.

milo and i rewatched season 1 last week because i was so jealous of all you watching season 2 now.

swoooooooooon i love this dumb show.

yes it gets cheesier in the second season, but i don't think you can possibly ever hope to top the cheese factor of this moment from season 1 (which i could only find dubbed in spanish! which just makes it cheesier somehow!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362fk9nzTlA

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sybil's face!

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this was a dull episode, eh?


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The sort of cheesy fluffiness is part of what I love about this show. It's like chicken soup vegetarian pho for the soul.


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joanna wrote:
mixmaster_mo wrote:
But, yeah, you UKers snoozed on making this a UK timeline when Joanna beat you to the posting. That's how we do it, son! Haha.



TRUTH.

milo and i rewatched season 1 last week because i was so jealous of all you watching season 2 now.

swoooooooooon i love this dumb show.

yes it gets cheesier in the second season, but i don't think you can possibly ever hope to top the cheese factor of this moment from season 1 (which i could only find dubbed in spanish! which just makes it cheesier somehow!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=362fk9nzTlA

HOLA, TODOS!

sybil's face!

BRANSON PEEKING IN FROM OUTSIDE!

BEST!


omg, yeah. i was like, I can't believe I like a show where the cliffhanger at the end is that a girl is wearing hammer pants!

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I really liked last night's episode. I cried a whole bunch at the wedding and I giggled inappropriately at matthew talking about how he wouldn't be able to properly marry lavinia.
I'm still super frustrated about Anna and Bates. Someone should just murder Mrs. Bates.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:17 pm 
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ijustdiedinside wrote:
alice1drland wrote:
You guys, is Downton getting cheesier??...
yeah, I agree with all of that. It was very weird that Bates would come back like that. I find myself not caring about the characters as much this season. Like when Matthew was missing, I sort of didn't care what happened to him.


I was kinda feeling the same way most of the season, but I kinda felt like the Christmas special really tied up quite a bit of the wackiness of season 2 nicely and I am super excited for season 3.

ijustdiedinside wrote:
I really liked last night's episode. I cried a whole bunch at the wedding and I giggled inappropriately at matthew talking about how he wouldn't be able to properly marry lavinia.
I'm still super frustrated about Anna and Bates. Someone should just murder Mrs. Bates.


I am re-watching on PBS and forgot how much I cried during this episode. William, nooo! As far as you last two statements: Yes ... I agree.



On a silly note, with this episode, this guy began doing episode summaries that are entertaining. Some of it is eh, but I think they're worthy of sharing (and they get funnier as the season continues).

ETA: the link I posted goes directly to the summary of the last episode that aired on PBS, so it shouldn't contain any spoilers for those of you that haven't seen the entire season already.


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Best Maggie Smith quote so far:

"Don't be defeatist, dear... it's very middle class."


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Best Maggie Smith quote so far:

"Don't be defeatist, dear... it's very middle class."

Ha, yes!


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I also liked the Countess Dowager at the wedding: "I have a cold."

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I heard that Shirley MacLaine has been cast to play Lady Cora's mother in Season 3. I am underwhelmed.
(On the other hand, we can start calling it Terms of Entailment!)


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I just watched the Christmas special
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I cried a fair bit, poor ol' Bates and Anna but then that turned out ok.

And I don't think I've ever been so happy to see two people get together, I was thinking they were going to drag out Matthew + Mary til S3 but I was SO happy when he proposed and she said yes, WOO!

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Desdemona wrote:
I heard that Shirley MacLaine has been cast to play Lady Cora's mother in Season 3. I am underwhelmed.
(On the other hand, we can start calling it Terms of Entailment!)


You are quite simply the funniest person in the world.
All part of the service, darling. <3

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Episode 6 (or 5 for PBS) summary

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Hah! "MY PENIS IS ALIVE!" I'll admit, I thought exactly that.


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alice1drland wrote:
Hah! "MY PENIS IS ALIVE!" I'll admit, I thought exactly that.

+1 ha ha! I still can't figure out why he'd be asking Mr. Bates about it.

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