Downton Abbey

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  1. Dana Jean
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    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    I recorded the episode last night. Was it a good opener?
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    :rofl:

    Am almost done with the first season--just a bit left to watch of the last episode. My partner has even been watching it with me so a big plus in not having to bribe for TV time or play the NASCAR/football guilt card. :) He's even asked if I'd like to watch it--he may not admit it, but I think he's gotten into it, too. =D

    Learned that Michelle Dockery is Elizabeth McGovern's daughter in real life as well while looking up what other TV/films she had been in. That explains the resemblance. :wink2:
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    i didn't realize that, cool.
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    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    Not according to Wikipedia: her mother, Lorraine (née Witton) is from Stepney, East London.
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    Well, that's weird. I can't remember where I read it--was last week. Dang, that blows that whole resemblance thing. :(
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    Oh wow, damn internet.
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    Yup, I bet I missed that that article also said she dated a French model she met on the internet. ;)
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    I have about 30 minutes left to watch of the season opener and I thought it was an honorable beginning. I'm reading reviews that weren't that happy, but overall, I think it was a nice set-up for the season.

    When that nanny called sibby a wicked child I thought my kidneys were going to shut down. I immediately went into anxiety mode, but the fact that Cora witnessed it was a huge relief. But, it makes you wonder what abuse the child had gone through up to that time. At first, I thought Thomas was just being his usual manipulative self by complaining about Nanny, but so glad he did. But, that sets him up as a voice of reason for Cora and she gets so wishy washy and stupid, I want to beat the flapper beads right off of her!
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    Oh no

    worried about Anna.
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    I was right to worry -- Season 14, episode 2.

    This guy can't get away with Anna's rape! NO WAY! And if she ends up pregnant and they don't know whose kid it is, I'm going to pitch a bloody proper fit!
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    Our local library is starting off their winter program with a tea party for Downton Abbey and not sure I will be joining,I know nothing about this. Have never seen it.Was hoping this thread would help me out a little.
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    oh, catch up. It's quite the well-done proper British historical soap opera.
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    The program starts on Saturday .Maybe I can learn enough to get started. They do trivia and Iam not sure what else.
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    I recorded this so haven't seen it, but I did turn into it just quickly and it appears that
    Mr. Bates knows what happened to Anna. This makes me crazy anxious now.
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    I reserved the first two seasons at the library.
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    We're now caught up with the first 3 seasons but the 4th season on Amazon Prime isn't free so debating whether to wait or just go for the $8 so we can then watch it on PBS. I suspect that's what will happen--still have a balance on my gift card--as we're now hooked. :)
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    Shasta On his shell he holds the earth.

    It's SO worth the $8. I'll buy it for you!

    Is your partner liking it?
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    No, no, I've got the gift card I can use, but thank you for the offer. :love:

    He is liking it and he's been the one who's suggested we watch it quite a few times. :)
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    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

    Ha, I live in the UK and am one of the only people I know who has never ever watched this. Not even an episode... but my claim to fame is

    I've met Julian Fellowes, who wrote it

    But even that has never persuaded me to watch it. Can't abide costume dramas.

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