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Downton Abbey Season 3

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Divia
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Post by Divia » Mon January 7th, 2013, 9:43 pm

I enjoyed the opening to season three, but the whole losing Downton is getting tiresome, really.

The American grandmother was beyond annoying. I think they did her over the top and she was bothersome.
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Post by lauragill » Tue January 8th, 2013, 3:04 am

My Twitter persona, Orestes Agamemnonides, has been doing a Downton Abbey parody called Dorian Abbey which people are finding quite amusing.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue January 8th, 2013, 9:37 am

The American grandmother isn't in it for long, so don't worry. The media made her part sound huge, but it's only quite a brief appearance.
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Post by Ash » Tue January 8th, 2013, 1:29 pm

Oh good - she was horrible in it (or the character was written horribly). I couldn't figure out how this person could have raised someone as classy as Cora. Big disconnect. I was really hoping for some sparks flying ala Mapp and Lucinda between her and Maggie Smith, but it was more McClain being obnoxious and Smith being appalled. Fellowes can do better than that.

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Post by Nefret » Tue January 8th, 2013, 9:30 pm

Was she there to make us like Violet better?
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Divia » Tue January 8th, 2013, 11:41 pm

[quote=""Nefret""]Was she there to make us like Violet better?[/quote]

I love Violet. :D

No, I think she was there to show how Americans are always changing and aren't bothered by traditions, as the character said on more than one occasion.

But the reason I love the show is that they are tied to tradition.

Although I will say this new issue gave Lady Mary an interesting spin.
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Post by Vanessa » Wed January 9th, 2013, 10:33 am

Yes, I love Violet, too. Her one liners are great! She definitely adds to the show. Mind you, I think Maggie Smith is brilliant anyway.
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Post by Brenna » Wed January 9th, 2013, 3:20 pm

I finally got to see Episode 1 of Season 3. Best part of my day yesterday
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Post by princess garnet » Wed January 9th, 2013, 5:17 pm

I recognized the song ("Let me call you sweetheart") the guests were singing during the indoor picnic party. This same song was sung during the 3rd "Anne of Green Gables" TV movie (2000).

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Post by Nefret » Wed January 9th, 2013, 8:53 pm

That indoor picnic sounded fun.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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