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Downton Abbey

Post by Telynor » Sun January 16th, 2011, 11:22 pm

I'm sure that someone has come up with this thread somewhere. But is anyone else watching Downton Abbey on PBS? (I cheated slightly, bought the DVD and have been watching it over the weekend, and I am well and truly hooked).

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Post by princess garnet » Mon January 17th, 2011, 12:35 am

Saw the 1st installment last week! :)
The extras are fun reading!

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Post by Susan » Mon January 17th, 2011, 12:53 am

I am watching it. DVRing episode 2 tonight and I'll watch it later this week.
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Post by donroc » Mon January 17th, 2011, 1:14 am

I am enjoying it and looking forward to watching the second installment in 46 minutes.
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Post by Telynor » Mon January 17th, 2011, 4:19 am

From what I have heard, there is about an hour cut out of the American release, so I am very curious about what didn't make the cut. If you get the current DVD that is out, you get the missing bits, and two extra suppliments on the making of the series, and a little bit about the location.

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Post by Amanda » Mon January 17th, 2011, 7:54 am

I loved the series and can't wait for the next season!

Loved the little comments about too many cars in the town (3) and the new telephone! And the run ins between Lady Grantham and Matthew's mother were wonderful!

Wondering what got cut out of the US version too......

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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 17th, 2011, 9:34 am

I loved the series when it was shown in the UK and am looking forward to the next to be shown later this year. Maggie Smith is brilliant and the whole show has a humorous side to it.

I recorded Upstairs Downstairs from when it was shown over Christmas. I watched it last week and although I enjoyed it, I didn't think it was quite as good as DA. It's a similar sort of programme.
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Post by Ash » Mon January 17th, 2011, 4:22 pm

Im loving it! Haven't watched last nights episode yet, will probably watch it tonight.

Oh US/DS is classic - tho honestly am not sure if it holds up well. ITs been ages since Ive seen it, may need to again.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 17th, 2011, 4:48 pm

The US/DS which I recorded and watched recently is a new three part series. Rose, who was a maid, is still in it but she's now the housekeeper. I don't know whether they will be making any more.
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Post by Ash » Mon January 17th, 2011, 9:36 pm

Oh, see, I thought you were referring to the original series from the 80s (I think?)

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