Downton Abbey

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  1. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Anyone watch this? New season starting soon!
  2. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Trying to decide if I dare track it down on a shady site :) It's disappeared from Netflix and Hulu+ (when I was part way through the third season, damn it!), and I got rid of cable. Good, juicy historical soaper!
  3. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    It is the best! I love historical British stuff.
  4. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I do, too, when it's well done.
  5. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    This is IMO. All the characters are so well written and the sets and wardrobes are beautiful.
  6. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    It's an extremely well done show! I wasn't sure about Shirley MacLaine, at first (she can be quite the scenery chewer), but that storyline worked out well--what I saw of it!
  7. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Yes, her character was perfect for her big personality within the Downton Abbey world.
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  8. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I watched Season 1 on Netflix last year and LOVED it and then couldn't find Season 2 anywhere! So I feel like I need to get caught up before I watch the latest. I might have to purchase it!
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I just looked because I have been wanting to watch it but need to catch up from the beginning and found it on Amazon Instant Video. I already have the Prime and it's unlimited streaming free for Prime members. Now just need to remind my partner that I've put up with NASCAR and football for the past couple of years so it's my turn to have at least an hour a day for the TV.
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  10. Bev Vincent
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    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    We've enjoyed this. My wife is a big Maggie Smith fan.
  11. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Oh - I need to hijack my daughter's Prime account then. Thanks for tip! I understand on the NASCAR / football TV hogging. The days of non-stop couch sitting and football watching for the husband are endless.
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Have been thinking about buying another TV as the second one we have is so old, it needs a converter because it isn't digital. This may be the time to do it. :)
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  13. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Wow - does it have a crank handle on the side - like a model T Ford? :biggrin2::laugh:

    Don't banish me from the SKMB - I is just kiddin! ;)
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  14. FlakeNoir
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    We had to have a new TV last year because the networks all went to digital, if it wasn't for the fact that my son moved back home (with his TV) we wouldn't be watching anything right now.
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    The sad thing is it's a really nice Sony TV that still works..other than needing either a digital converter or to be hooked up to cable or satellite. I could just get a second receiver for DirecTV but to be honest, I'd rather get a new TV as it's one of those huge hulks that takes up nearly a 1/3 of the triple bureau in the bedroom because we haven't got anyplace else to stash it and it weighs a ton so have just left it there collecting dust (which I do dust when it needs it :)). I hate to just throw it away. Should probably put a free for the taking in Craig's List as it might be useful to somebody for video games although I'm not even sure if it has the right connectors for that. :(
  16. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I know what you mean - of the three TVs that went out the door, all of them were good brand names, still functioning and two of them were quite large (27 inches). Well, 27 inches seemed large to me anyway. Now we have a 42 inch and a 47 inch flat screen and the smallest TV is in my son's "TV room". Even that one is about 32 inches.

    Go for it Marsha - buy a nice flat screen and you could donate the old one to charity. I wanted to do that myself but they were so heavy I could not carry them to the car. I hope that 1-800-GotJunk found good homes for them or that they at least got recycled.
  17. Shasta
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    I LOVE Downton Abbey. Love love love love.

    I get it on DVD from my step-brother, who's in Europe, so I've already seen this season that is just about to start.
  18. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    Aw hell no!
  19. lenona
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    lenona Active Member

    Love Downton Abbey. Characters and the actors who bring them to life are a marriage made in heaven.
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  20. Bev Vincent
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