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Downtown Abbey season starts in the UK tonight

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by Anonymousreply 13112/29/2013

Thanks for the heads up. I'll watch it with expectations suitably lowered. But not tonight, Foyle's War is on.

by Anonymousreply 109/22/2013

I'll wait so I can see it on my big screen TV in HD. I just pray that people don't put spoilers of it in the titles of threads. I was so pissed when certain spoilers were revealed prior to me watching it last season...

by Anonymousreply 209/22/2013

Never seen a single episode of this show,is it worth all the hype?

by Anonymousreply 309/22/2013

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by Anonymousreply 409/22/2013

I will wait for the PBS showing and enjoy it week to week, as opposed to devouring on the web.

by Anonymousreply 509/22/2013

btw, there is another new period drama coming on PBS this fall, The Paradise. It's quite similar to the Selfridge's one, Victorian-era department store.

I've only watched the first episode but it was underwhelming. Has anyone seen it? Does it get better?

by Anonymousreply 609/22/2013

I can wait for it. I like it, but it's not exactly must-see tv in our home.

Now Breaking Bad is another story. I will be watching that tonight.

by Anonymousreply 709/22/2013

Not worth watching after season 1. Became soapish in a bad way. Great cast, great production values, mediocre headwriter.

by Anonymousreply 909/22/2013

Bad hair

by Anonymousreply 1009/22/2013

I hear Joan Collins has joined the cast this year.

by Anonymousreply 1109/23/2013

Joan Collins joined Breaking Bad?

by Anonymousreply 1209/23/2013

Joan Collins is indeed guest starring on Breaking Bad. Alexis is in town to make sure the Denver Mirror's out-of-town review of Dominique Devereaux's debut performance at the Albuquerque Silver Slipper contains the phrase "second-rate lounge singer."

by Anonymousreply 1309/23/2013

Downton Abbey was FABULLOUS

by Anonymousreply 1409/23/2013

How can I watch season three now via the web? anyone know?

by Anonymousreply 1509/23/2013

Elaine Stritch will be appearing in an episode where she and Shirley Maclaine will sing dueling renditions of "I'm Still Here".

by Anonymousreply 1609/23/2013

The old thread had a link.

by Anonymousreply 1709/23/2013

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by Anonymousreply 1809/23/2013

R15, I bought the series on amazon

by Anonymousreply 1909/23/2013

OP, it's Downton! Not Downtown, they have Arby's though

by Anonymousreply 2009/23/2013

R19, you bought season (series) 4 already? This is about season 4.

by Anonymousreply 2109/23/2013

I prefer Upton Rectory.

by Anonymousreply 2209/23/2013

The first season is definitely in a different league than season 2 and 3. There is some real lazy writing when they want to resolve a plot. There have been a few times when they pull something contrived out of the blue when they want to resolve a particular conflict. They also forget about previous issues when they become problematic.

by Anonymousreply 2309/23/2013

R21, no season 3

by Anonymousreply 2409/23/2013

Just saw season 4 episode 1 on the internets :)

Ok, I guess I shouldn't post? I don't want to ruin it for those waiting however, I would like to talk about it - so should we start another thread for those of us who are watching it?

by Anonymousreply 2509/23/2013

R18 that Nanny was nuts! I thought she was going to be set up, but she obviously dug her own grave. What a psycho!

by Anonymousreply 2609/23/2013

Where on the internets?

by Anonymousreply 2709/23/2013

I go to delishows dot com for my streaming needs R27

just type in downton abbey in their search. Lots of ads to click off of in background browsers in the beginning, but once it starts the ads stop popping up.

by Anonymousreply 2809/23/2013

Only women and gay men watch Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 2909/23/2013

The first episode of Downton was great, perhaps it was the best episode of the series. Michele D. was brilliant, Maggie and Penelope were superb. See it as soon as you can. If you are on a Mac you can use TunnelBear and see it now.

by Anonymousreply 3009/23/2013

I'll check it out, thanks

by Anonymousreply 3109/23/2013

INGENIOUS. I can watch it

by Anonymousreply 3209/23/2013

Watched it all via a source. VERY difficult getting through all of those horrid Brit-TV commercials. The season looks very intriguing though. I LOVE that romance is entering Lady Edith's life, and the beau is so handsome.

by Anonymousreply 3309/23/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3409/23/2013

I love it

by Anonymousreply 3509/23/2013

Remember me?!?

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by Anonymousreply 3709/23/2013

If you use Tunnelbear and the ITVPlayer you won't have to watch any commercials - you can even download the episode and save it using Get iPlayer Automator - this is all on the mac.

by Anonymousreply 3809/24/2013


not true. I just watched about seven thousand of the same annoying british commercials.

and I viewed via tunnelbear.

by Anonymousreply 3909/24/2013

this show was gay

by Anonymousreply 4009/24/2013

You have to download it using iPlayer - I have it with no commercials - it's great

by Anonymousreply 4109/24/2013

how do I view the other episodes? I've only gotten one free one from tunnel bear

by Anonymousreply 4209/30/2013

There are two on ITV now - the last one when up last night...

by Anonymousreply 4309/30/2013

I think that I will try

by Anonymousreply 4409/30/2013

Cora's name should be Dora, as in Dumb Dora. Lady Marjorie would never get sucked into the servants' drama like that.

by Anonymousreply 4509/30/2013

Indeed, Poor Cora seems more insipid than ever, we need some Mrs Goldberger or whatever her mother's name is to open a can of Whoopass on her right now!

by Anonymousreply 4609/30/2013

I recognize poor dumb go with the flow Cora doesn't write the show but jeez, a whole episode with the whole place worried about mopey Mary and her Mom doesn't drop by for a pep talk?

I used to think Cora was enigmatic... she's just clueless.

by Anonymousreply 4709/30/2013

Maybe she'll have to undergo the new electro-shock therapy.

by Anonymousreply 4809/30/2013

Maybe she'll fall into a well

by Anonymousreply 4910/01/2013

poor Anna, what a tragic occurrence!

by Anonymousreply 5010/06/2013

And Mrs Padmore - I'm crying as I type this!

by Anonymousreply 5110/06/2013

"This episode contains violent scenes that some viewers may find upsetting."

I won't be able to SLEEP tonight!

by Anonymousreply 5210/06/2013

"I have made quite a study of claret." What the Australian singer is trying to say is that she likes to get drunk?

by Anonymousreply 5310/06/2013

Lady Isobel: " I prefer Bartok" Lady Crawley: "Of course you would!

by Anonymousreply 5410/06/2013

Not all of those streaming links work. Solarmovie has old episodes, another one wants your CC#...

by Anonymousreply 5510/06/2013

Once you try one, you need to try the next

by Anonymousreply 5610/06/2013

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by Anonymousreply 5710/06/2013

I literally cried, it felt so unfair

by Anonymousreply 5810/06/2013

I think it's jumped the shark. The Anna thing was right out of left field... the rest of it... they gave Grantham a Dowager line and he just looked like an ass.

by Anonymousreply 5910/06/2013

Grantham a dowager line? How so? I found him witty.

Also the Edith admirer is clearly proving himself.

And unfortunately is seemed like the lady maid and the former chauffeur have to have it off.

Where are the babies?

by Anonymousreply 6010/06/2013

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by Anonymousreply 6110/06/2013

The line: Well, then, this won't be as uphill as I thought.

It was rude and Grantham would never be rude in public.

If Violet had said it, it would have been Violet being Violet.

For Grantham, it was rude.

Not earth ending (and I did laugh) but it signalled to me Fellowes is running out of steam and getting sloppy. Then again, Fellowes is not a particularly talented writer. Throughout the show he's relied on some shop worn soap chestnuts: the burn victim claiming to be the heir, the miraculously cured paralysis.

by Anonymousreply 6210/07/2013

[quote]It was rude and Grantham would never be rude in public.

indeed, but he is a regressive. And letting the servants (i.e. musicians) sit along side the landed gentry would have honestly seemed out of place to him. That Dame Nellie would come across as worldly would have been quite a shock to provincial Robert Crawley (she had indeed been everywhere at that point in her career, just like the gal who plays her, Dame Kiri).

I researched Lady Isobel's comment about Bela Bartok and INDEED, Bartok HAD in 1922 just done a series of concerts in London; just maybe the grieving gal would have found solace in his violent hungarian violin sonatas being played.

by Anonymousreply 6310/07/2013

FOR GOD SAKES! You all are killing me. What happened to Anna?

by Anonymousreply 6410/07/2013

It's pretty horrible.

by Anonymousreply 6510/07/2013

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by Anonymousreply 6610/07/2013

Jesus Christ! Bates is going to kill him when he finds out.

by Anonymousreply 6710/07/2013

If Anna winds up pregnant out of this they may as well cast Susan Lucci as the film star Norma Desmond, visiting because she's 'in between pictures.'

by Anonymousreply 6810/07/2013

maybe they will. and you just know that that bitchy Thomas is going to use this against her.

by Anonymousreply 6910/07/2013

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by Anonymousreply 7010/07/2013

I can't stand that Edna girl.

by Anonymousreply 7110/07/2013

Oh God R70 , don't say that. I love Anna Smith Bates in a way that I never cared for Rose Buck. I'm already freaking out about the preview showing friction between her and Bates in the next episode.

I don't think I've ever been so emotionally touched as much by TV rape as Anna's, when Mrs. Hughes found her I just wanted to hold her and keep her safe.

If your prediction comes true, she'll likely die from the abortion. That will be the death knell of Downton Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 7210/07/2013

The only reason they would kill off Anna is if Joanne Froggatt wanted out of her contract.

by Anonymousreply 7310/07/2013

nice links...poor Anna.

by Anonymousreply 7410/07/2013

I can't stand Edna either. The actress leaves me flat. I don't know why they brought her back.

by Anonymousreply 7510/07/2013

So that she could cause trouble with Tom and fuck everything up for another season.

by Anonymousreply 7610/07/2013

It's already half through the season but it seems to me that nothing is going on so far.

by Anonymousreply 7710/13/2013

Im shocked

by Anonymousreply 7810/14/2013

HELP! NONE OF THE TUNNELING sites are working for me!!!

by Anonymousreply 7910/14/2013

Downton has a PERFECT DL moment:

Servant #2: " do you know why you are disliked? it is because you are sly, and oily, and and smug, and I'm glad I could tell you that before I go!"

Srvant #1: "well, if we are playing the truth game, you are a manipulative little witch and if your schemes have come to nothing then I'm glad for it!"

by Anonymousreply 8010/14/2013

and that Ross character is interesting but he doesn't really SOUND like a singer form the twenties, they were, for the lake of better words, all rather high and whiney.

by Anonymousreply 8110/14/2013

[quote] She was raped in the kitchen

I thought she got raped in the ass.

by Anonymousreply 8210/15/2013

Why is Anna so freaked out? Bates must gotten raped dozens of times in prison and he doesn't go on about it , maybe if she told him they be brought closer by the common experience.

by Anonymousreply 8310/15/2013

R79, I watch it on a site called tubeplus"dot"me ( are we allowed to link other sites on here?_

no downloading or torrents.. I watched it on Sunday nights only a few hours after it airs in the UK. Best of all, all the commercials are edited out!

by Anonymousreply 8410/15/2013

I just watched it there. Very good episode.

by Anonymousreply 8510/15/2013

I can watch it on utv here.

by Anonymousreply 8610/15/2013

R2 is so pathetically enthralled to let us know she has a big screen and HD, I think -- after watching it on my laptop -- I'll post her some spoilers.

By the way, R2, the Dowager Duchess will reveal her lesbian past in this episode.

by Anonymousreply 8710/15/2013

Also that she turned tricks for opium

by Anonymousreply 8810/15/2013

Bartok's sonatas "violent"? You must be talking about some other Bartok.

by Anonymousreply 8910/15/2013

Ross the band singer (is that his name?) was really very poorly cast. He's a middling singer, and not at all in the style of the times. He's also very fey - a product of the casting couch?

by Anonymousreply 9010/15/2013

I agree r90. That band singer was not right for the part and his singing did not sound "20s".

I suppose the girl (Rose?) will take up with him causing a Bright Young Thing scandal.

Downton is assumed to be 3.5 or 4 hours train ride from London. I guess it's not a huge distance to travel.

by Anonymousreply 9110/15/2013

[quote][[R2]] is so pathetically enthralled to let us know she has a big screen and HD, I think -- after watching it on my laptop -- I'll post her some spoilers.

R84 here again, why watch it on a laptop or a computer monitor? I connect my laptop to my TV with an HDMI cable and watch everything in perfect commercial free clarity on the big screen via tubeplus. I got rid of my cable TV years ago, watch everything online now.

Cut the cord, you do not need cable anymore !

by Anonymousreply 9210/15/2013

R89, the violin sonatas? Yes, that is what they were heralded in their day

by Anonymousreply 9310/15/2013

R93. Link, please.

by Anonymousreply 9410/15/2013

R92, do you just assume that everyone has a television set?

by Anonymousreply 9510/15/2013

R94, I can't wait to, when I'm not typing on a phone. Considering that Elgar would have been caught conducting fairly recently at this point in time I can't believe that Bartok's chamber music would have given the English audiences warm fuzzies.

by Anonymousreply 9610/15/2013

this is certainly dissonant enough to send many in contemporary audiences of this show running for the exit

by Anonymousreply 9710/15/2013

GOD DMAN. tunnel baar and delshow isn't working!!! how do I see this fucking show?

by Anonymousreply 9810/20/2013

I downloaded it.

well, it's quite a tangle, all of it. some beautiful barbs tossed back and forth between the old ladies though

by Anonymousreply 9910/20/2013

and that indebted farmer man is very, uh fetching. is that a yorkshire accent? it makes my loins tingle

by Anonymousreply 10010/20/2013

hot guys, I can't wait for it

by Anonymousreply 10110/21/2013

dame maggie is tarter than EVER

by Anonymousreply 10210/27/2013

exciting developments, I love the intrigue

by Anonymousreply 10310/27/2013

oh, dear, things seem to have gone array so quickly

by Anonymousreply 10410/27/2013

"I can't believe I let that insanely hot cock get away."

by Anonymousreply 10510/27/2013

"Can Lord Gillingham marry both of us?"


by Anonymousreply 10610/27/2013

That's the Berries!

by Anonymousreply 10710/27/2013

Is that the hot guy?

by Anonymousreply 10810/27/2013

Tom Cullen

by Anonymousreply 10910/27/2013

Andrew Scarborough is the sexy bloke that played Mr. Tim Drewe, the tenant.

He's a hairy daddy under all that period clothing.

Sorry for the messed up dimensions; blame the web source.

by Anonymousreply 11010/27/2013

Andrew Scarborough

by Anonymousreply 11110/27/2013

He's delicious.

by Anonymousreply 11210/27/2013

and who's the guy stroking?

by Anonymousreply 11310/27/2013

R113, it's Tom Cullen, the actor that plays Lord Gillingham, Lady Mary's handsome suitor. The caps are from the gay-themed movie, "Weekend," in which he starred alongside Chris New.

by Anonymousreply 11410/27/2013

Well, Thomas would know about things of that nature, wouldn't he

by Anonymousreply 11510/27/2013

Was anyone else struck by the band singer's performing a specifically erotic song addressed to a man? I've never known such a thing to happen outside and out-and-out gay context. (Even though women sing love songs addressed to women all the time.)

I`m just wild about Harry And Harry's wild about me The heavenly blisses of his Kisses fill me with ecstasy He's sweet just like sugar candy And just like honey from a bee Oh, I`m just wild about Harry And he's just wild about He can't do without He's just wild about me

by Anonymousreply 11610/31/2013

the significance of the song is that it is from the very fist Broadway musical with any direction from an African-American (song writing and direction both, I do believe) thus making the race relations more prominent

by Anonymousreply 11711/01/2013

But a man didn't sing it on Broadway, and the song is about sexual relations, not race relations.

by Anonymousreply 11811/02/2013

Indeed, but I fear that sir Fellowes may have not intended that emphasis.

by Anonymousreply 11911/02/2013

things are HEATING UP!!

by Anonymousreply 12011/04/2013

I think the creators have done an amazing job with character-development. Lady Mary was so off-putting at first and is now a real anchor of the show. And Lady Edith was sheer poison and now is a most sympathetic character. Not to mention the Dowager Countess's journey.

by Anonymousreply 12111/04/2013

I think they're getting ready to write Branson off if he marries the chick he met at the political speech; it would be tacky to bring her back to Downton. Mary will marry her pig style pal, he's smart enough to keep the estate running.

by Anonymousreply 12211/04/2013

Rose will be a brazen slut

Edith a fallen woman

by Anonymousreply 12311/04/2013

There's only one episode left in the season (plays tomorrow night), and Rose is anything but a slut. Quite the contrary.

by Anonymousreply 12411/09/2013

Or, alternatively, R122, the genteel schoolmarm could be part of the continuing dragging of Downton into the modern world. Look how well Branson is doing in that regard; he is now a pillar of the house, however he feels.

by Anonymousreply 12511/09/2013

Christmas special to come next month too.

by Anonymousreply 12611/09/2013

I love the feeling

by Anonymousreply 12711/09/2013

CAn't wait to watch it

by Anonymousreply 12811/16/2013

So this season is all about many couples, good and bad.

I must say though, the two stand outs this time around, though not thrilling yet interesting, have been Michelle Dockery and Penelope Wilson, both have stepped out nicely and are more than just women with an axe to grind or women in a fit of pique, nice turn I'd say for both of them

by Anonymousreply 12911/16/2013

Waiting for the Xmas Episode!

by Anonymousreply 13011/29/2013

Giametti looks skinny

by Anonymousreply 13112/29/2013
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