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Old February 2 2012, 11:57 PM   #31
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Re: Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey 2x01

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I loved house of Elliot, and would love to watch all the Onedin line but I have only caught parts of the odd episode on what was UK drama and yesterday.
I only saw Onedin Line in reruns too, but have managed to catch a pretty good percentage of it I think. The stories and relationships are engaging, and even the sets aren't all that rickety.

Funnily enough, it reminded me very strongly of Howard's Way, which I did see first-run. Don't know if you ever saw that; a modern-day drama (glorified soap, really, like all the series mentioned in this thread) set in the yachting world. Great series that, with a cracking theme tune, and so wonderfully redolent of the 1980s.

Given the distance from that era now, I suppose you could even call it a period drama now. Certainly the clothes qualify.
I've never seen Howards way I think I was at school when it was on.
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Old February 4 2012, 10:14 PM   #32
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I don't have anything new to add but I can't wait for the next ep of Downton Abbey. This is really the only show I look forward to every week and I can't remember the last time I felt like this. It's just fun to watch.
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Old February 5 2012, 03:39 AM   #33
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I notice that Downton Abbey is on the cover of TV Guide this week .. . .
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Old February 6 2012, 04:12 PM   #34
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I did not like the "Patrick" story. It felt entirely too contrived.

Sir Richard is now officially totally creepy. You do not win a woman's affections by threatening her.

I hope Robert does not dally with the house maid.
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Old February 6 2012, 04:45 PM   #35
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Well the point of it was that it was convoluted. It's supposedly something that happened a lot in both world wars.
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Old February 6 2012, 06:50 PM   #36
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Yet again, I feel for poor Edith and her broken heart.
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Old February 6 2012, 06:55 PM   #37
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I hope Robert does not dally with the house maid.
He's totally going to. Which would suck because I like the idea of him and Cora being happy together.
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Old February 6 2012, 07:42 PM   #38
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Sir Richard is now officially totally creepy. You do not win a woman's affections by threatening her.
I wonder if Iain Glenn has a thing for these types of "romantic" men since he also plays Jorah Mormont.
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Old February 6 2012, 08:00 PM   #39
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I hope Robert does not dally with the house maid.
He's totally going to. Which would suck because I like the idea of him and Cora being happy together.
I hope he doesn't either. I like him, he seems to be a fair master; like finding Bates and asking him to come back to work. Don't cheat, Lord Grantham!
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Old February 6 2012, 09:01 PM   #40
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I hope Robert does not dally with the house maid.
He's totally going to. Which would suck because I like the idea of him and Cora being happy together.
I hope he doesn't either. I like him, he seems to be a fair master; like finding Bates and asking him to come back to work. Don't cheat, Lord Grantham!
What if he does and he knocks her up and she has a boy? I'm assuming he wouldn't be recognized as an heir but could be interesting still.
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Old February 6 2012, 09:15 PM   #41
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Cora’s supposed to get Spanish Flu, right? According to the “next on ..." I still hope Grantham doesn’t cheat, but he’d be able to marry the (pregnant) maid and have a son. Her older boy won’t be that happy and it’d be yet another scandal for the family, the master marrying a pregnant maid!! No covering up that one.

I really like how Cora and Violet have improved their relationship over the years. Last season, the Titanic sank and Patrick Crawley was dead, and Cora and Violet were at odds most of the season. Glad to see how they’ve mellowed after 6 years. And all the daughters have grown, not the willful spoiled girls they were at the start.

Has Sir Richard really said one thing loving to Mary? Yikes! And looks like Matthew’s legs might be okay. Yeah, I’m in the group that wants him and Mary together. Maybe Sir Richard’ll get the flu, too.
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Old February 7 2012, 11:24 PM   #42
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Off subject but are you the the Propita from the old B5tv boards?

Cora can be very easily manipulated by O'Brien, but I would really pity her if Robert cheats on her. He married her for her money in the first place. He needs to at least remain loyal to the woman.

Edith has improved by leaps and bounds. Maybe she can marry an American?
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Old February 8 2012, 05:09 AM   #43
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Off subject but are you the the Propita from the old B5tv boards?
I've been here (Trek BBS) over 10 years, but not really other boards. And I'm really "propita"--no capitalization. Or it would be ProPITA--Professional Pain In The Ass.
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Old February 13 2012, 05:58 PM   #44
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They should just put Matthew and Mary together already. I feel like they are just trying to stall now.
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Old February 13 2012, 06:59 PM   #45
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Last night's episode was the final two episodes of the second season. (There's one more episode next week on Masterpiece, the subsequent Christmas episode.)

The second season finale wasn't as emotionally devastating as the first season finale (where every character basically lost whatever they wanted), but it was still pretty rough. Lavinia's death was heartbreaking, and so too was Matthew's vow that he had to honor her memory because he'd killed her with a broken heart. Honestly, I was little disappointed that Lord Grantham and Jane didn't get together. Yes, he was being a bit of a jerk, but he was an honest jerk. And Bates got framed for his wife's suicide, leaving Anna to soldier on alone.

Also, I liked the little talk between Lady Edith and the Dowager Countess. Someday, Lady Edith will find love, and I keep rooting for her, even if she is "The Other One" when compared to "Hot" and "Way Hot." (That was how Saturday Night Live named Lady Mary and Lady Sibyl respectively.)

Can't wait for next week (even though I have the DVDs and can watch the Christmas special whenever I want), and then I don't know how I'll handle the next nine months or so until there's more Downton Abbey.
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