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Upstairs, Downstairs

I was only four years old when it first appeared on American TV, but my mother tells me she watched it religiously.

I'm half-way through the series, which streams on Netflix.

For those of you who have watched it, who were your favorite characters and storylines?

My favorite characters are definitely Rose (Jean Marsh), Sarah (Pauline Collins), and Mrs Bridges (Angela Baddeley). Actually, all of the servants seem so well-cast.I read that Collins' character and the chauffeur, Thomas, had their own spin-off in the late 70s ("Thomas and Sarah").

I feel like the end of Alfred's storyline was pretty homophobic. The writers should have never brought back his character, in my opinion.

by Roberts' pinched mouthreply 101/16/2013

I always enjoyed it when it was first shown in the early 70s, at first I would see it in the TV listings and wondered what it was about then finally watched it and was hooked. Heard Jean Marsh was royally pissed when Downton Abbey came on and claimed it was a knock off of her own idea.

by Roberts' pinched mouthreply 101/16/2013
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