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Downtown Abbey Season 2

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Ken
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Downton Abbey Just Got Dirty!

Post by Ken » Wed February 1st, 2012, 2:07 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Just read that Shirley Maclaine has been cast as Cora's mother in Series 3 - should be interesting![/quote]

Here's the Daily Telegraph's take on it, including profiles of the two leading ladies:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... dirty.html

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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 1st, 2012, 3:36 pm

Hat pins at dawn, do you think? :D
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Post by rebecca » Thu February 2nd, 2012, 12:37 am

[quote=""Ken""]Here's the Daily Telegraph's take on it, including profiles of the two leading ladies:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvan ... dirty.html[/quote]

just read the piece and so Maggie has competition...Did they have pools back in those days? Or perhaps Violet will throw Shirley into the nearest bird bath :D :D however it works, the feathers will fly :D :D

Bec :) PS>My money is on Violet :D :D

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Post by Divia » Sat February 18th, 2012, 12:28 am

Looking forward to the new season.

Though I will say I knew everything that would happen in the last episode. lame.
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Post by Madeleine » Sat February 18th, 2012, 11:46 am

[quote=""rebecca""]just read the piece and so Maggie has competition...Did they have pools back in those days? Or perhaps Violet will throw Shirley into the nearest bird bath :D :D however it works, the feathers will fly :D :D

Bec :) PS>My money is on Violet :D :D[/quote]

I'm sure Downton has a lake, or a duck pond.
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Sneak peek

Post by princess garnet » Sat February 18th, 2012, 9:30 pm

For the season finale tomorrow night, this video has been posted on the "Downton Abbey" website. Enjoy!

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Post by Ash » Sun February 19th, 2012, 5:14 am

I so hope its better than last week. If not I might not bother with season 3.

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Post by Divia » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 1:53 pm

I couldn't stomach the last 10 min. So I changed it. I've become bitter I guess. It was a very cheesy season overall. I thought poorly written and perdictable
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Post by Madeleine » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 2:17 pm

Just wait til you see Upstairs Downstairs, it made Downton look like Shakespeare - and I'm not a fan of Shakespeare! The new series has just started here, and doesn't have the wonderful Eileen Atkins any more. Still it was only the first episode, hopefully it will pick up. I think when you have this type of show, coupled with a war, it's inevitable that there'll be a certain amount of predictable storylines.
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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 9:02 pm

I'm reading a library copy of The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes. (Arrived from our collections dept today! :) ) So far, it's an interesting read with period background info with comments from the cast and quotes from the show. The last chapter gives a look behind the show's production.

Plus I've been listening to the soundtrack once again...

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