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Downton Abbey

Postby Feaduin » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:57 pm

Anyone else watching this show? It's not normally something I'd seek out to watch but after reading about it being nominated for awards in the same category as Game of Thrones plus hearing about how good it is on Frame Rate with Tom Merrit and Brian Brushwood, I figure I should check it out. I'm definitely glad I did. I recognized the actress who plays Ygritte of course and a few people from The Tudors. Does England have, like 10 actors total or something or does the same group of people keep falling into good shows?

Anyway, I just watched the first season on Netflix and I can't get enough and I'm forced to download the rest. Don't watch if you are looking for blood and boobs. If you're looking for that, you will need to look elsewhere. This is a British period drama shown here on PBS so keep that in mind.

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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Lightfeather » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:08 pm

I, like you, had to go a scavenging for the rest and I want MORE!
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Feaduin » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:23 pm

Oh hey, I just spotted Jorah Mormont! There should be a drinking game for spotting actors or something.

Did you already get S3 if there is one? I'm watching S2 right now.
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Lightfeather » Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:31 am

No season three yet but I devoured season two! I use this site to check up on all the shows I watch to find out if they've been canceled or what. http://epguides.com/DowntonAbbey/ All you have to do is put in the name of the show you want to look up with no spaces after the main url and it should show up. I haven't found a show that doesn't have a listing at this site yet.
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Feaduin » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:58 pm

Nice resource. I intend to use it.

Violet has totally grown on me. I love seeing her funny expressions when she is annoyed or challenged. If I could describe the look on her face, I'd say it was like she had just put a super lemon in her mouth while imitating the way pigeons cock their heads when they look at curious new objects.

One thing I find curious... maybe it was explained and I missed it but why is it an "abbey" when it looks more like castle and not a cathedral.

Another fun thing I like about the show (and The Tudors for the same reason) is that since I'm totally ignorant about nobility and peerage, I'm constantly pausing and looking up what certain things mean and why. Like I now know why they sometimes refer to Robert Crawley as "Lord Grantham". Still hard for me to keep it straight what a duke is versus an earl and why someone is called "your grace" as opposed to "my lord".
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby PopnFresh » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:58 pm

Sorry to drive the thread into divergence land, but have you ever seen Black Adder? That's a nice show for inspiring quick wikilearnings of various English time periods
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Feaduin » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:11 am

Woot Season 3 started!
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Re: Downton Abbey

Postby Feaduin » Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:25 am

So why aren't you watching yet?

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