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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Moonraker » 06 Jan 2012, 16:10

Why is there an exclamation mark after Downton Abbey?
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby pete9012S » 06 Jan 2012, 17:39

Moonraker wrote:Why is there an exclamation mark after Downton Abbey?


Well spotted! You are the only person to notice/comment.....it was an oblique attempt to draw attention to.....the curse!

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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Moonraker » 07 Jan 2012, 12:37

What curse? (Am I being particularly thick, here?) :?
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby pete9012S » 07 Jan 2012, 20:00

Moonraker wrote:What curse? (Am I being particularly thick, here?) :?



Mon ami,your leetle grey cells do they need the help? :wink:

(Its all about what is really in the Downton Kitchens!)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... dents.html

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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Moonraker » 08 Jan 2012, 14:27

Ah, I didn't know about that, Pete! I read no papers and rarely listen or watch the news. I live my life in blissful ignorance and fantasy. :D
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 08 Jan 2012, 19:32

Moonraker wrote:I read no papers and rarely listen or watch the news. I live my life in blissful ignorance and fantasy. :D

So do some news reporters! :wink:
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby 70s-child » 24 Jan 2012, 22:13

This show is super addictive. :D I had recommended Downton Abbey to a bunch of my friends, and now they are all completely hooked. I just got an email from a friend in California saying he and his family can't get enough of this show. After I told them about it, some of my other friends watched the first episode of season 2, which is airing right now. They liked it so much that they are now digging up the entire first season on Netflix (since we none of us watched it when it first aired, most people are getting it on Netflix now). Another friend of mine streamed the entire first season on Netflix before season 2 started, when she heard I spent New Year's day watching the marathon. So she also did a marathon viewing on Netflix.

I think it is the period setting that makes the story so interesting. I don't think the same story in a contemporary setting would have the same impact. This is a really cool show though.
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby pete9012S » 28 Feb 2012, 14:41

Downton Abbey does disco!!

What would the Dowager Countess say? The ladies of Downton Abbey have cast off their period costumes in favour of a little disco chic.

http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/ ... disco.html

Laura Carmichael, who plays shy Lady Edith, chose the most revealing look in a pair of lurex hotpants and off-the-shoulder top.

She was joined by Jessica Brown-Findlay and Michelle Dockery, otherwise known as Lady Sybil and Lady Mary, and Zoe Boyle, who played Lavinia Swire.

The actresses who play Downton's dowdy maids were also given the opportunity to dress up for the day.

Glamorously attired in a sparkling cocktail dress, Sophie McShera bears little resemblance to her character, the downtrodden Daisy.

Joanna Froggatt (Anna), Amy Nuttall (Ethel) and Clare Calbraith (Jane) completed the line-up.

The second series of Downton Abbey ended with a record 10.7 million viewers and a third is in the works, with eight episodes planned for 2012.

Fans will get another fix in December, when the drama returns for a Christmas special.

:: The full feature is in the December issue of Marie Claire, on sale now

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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Eddie Muir » 28 Feb 2012, 17:07

Anita Bensoussane wrote:
Moonraker wrote:I read no papers and rarely listen or watch the news. I live my life in blissful ignorance and fantasy. :D

So do some news reporters! :wink:


So do some authors!!! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Moonraker » 28 Feb 2012, 19:55

Classic Muirth! :D :D :D
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Icecream342 » 29 Feb 2012, 18:23

My brother got the downton abbey boxset (SEries 1) for his 14th birthday! He then went onto Ebay and bought the series 2 boxset! It came today!
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby pete9012S » 10 Sep 2012, 14:52

Anyone looking forward to the new series which starts this Sunday? I know I am. :D

Don't know whether it would be better if they ended the show when it was still extremely popular,or perhaps made it run till the second world war???

Anyhow,I personally think its one of the best shows that has been produced for all the family for many a year.

On a separate note,haven't seen the new Dallas yet!

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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Nick » 11 Sep 2012, 21:30

Really looking forward to it.

I wonder if this is the last serious if it will see the family run out of money and hand it over to the National Trust? I believe they picked up a lot of their great house in the last 20's/early 30's???
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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 12 Sep 2012, 09:14

Looking forward to the new series very much. :D

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Re: Downton Abbey!

Postby Eddie Muir » 14 Sep 2012, 14:38

I'm also looking forward to the new series, Julie, especially after visiting Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) in July. :D
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