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Downton Abbey Season 3

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu January 24th, 2013, 4:14 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Don't know - I think it was originally contracted for 3 seasons, which is now over, but they've signed for a fourth. I don't think they have contracted beyond that but that doesn't mean it won't happen.[/quote]

Fellowes has been quoted as saying that the story is planned for five seasons.

I'm ahead of the US audience because I found a way to watch online. But I had to stop after ep 5. First of all, too sad to continue. Second, my husband wants me to wait so we can watch it together when we get the DVDs.

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Post by Ash » Mon January 28th, 2013, 4:56 am

Waaaaaaaaaaah! I heard about the Christmas episode character loss, but didn't know about this one. Waaaaaah!

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Post by Vanessa » Mon January 28th, 2013, 10:02 am

And you haven't watched it yet?? :eek: Oh dear, that's a bit of a spoiler for you.
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Post by Madeleine » Mon January 28th, 2013, 12:31 pm

[quote=""Ash""]Waaaaaaaaaaah! I heard about the Christmas episode character loss, but didn't know about this one. Waaaaaah![/quote]

By some miracle, they managed to keep both incidents from being spoiled, so they came as a shock, especially the first one :eek:
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Post by Nefret » Mon January 28th, 2013, 8:41 pm

Just watched the newest PBS episode. :(
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon January 28th, 2013, 9:41 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Incidentally, a Spanish TV drama series, billed here as "the Spanish Downton Abbey", started this week in the UK (on Sky Arts for those here who have Sky).

"Grand Hotel" (or 'Gran Hotel' in its original title) was a big hit in Spain last year apparently. It is set in a luxury Spanish hotel in 1905. The first episode has aired but I haven't got round to viewing it yet. Looking forward to sampling it. Will report back!
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Just reporting back. Have now watched the first three episodes of "Gran Hotel", the Spanish drama series promoted as the Spanish Downton Abbey. (All nine episodes have now aired here but I was waiting till it was complete before watching.)

It's pretty good, very watchable. Kind of like Downton in that there is a clear divide between the family who own the hotel and the guests on the one hand and the staff on the other. Intrigue, love and so on. It does differ in that the major plot strand is a murder mystery, possible two murders so far. Very little in the way of humour, though. It's all deadly serious. And there's even less focus on the wider historical setting than in Downton. But it looks gorgeous and the class structure feels authentic for the period. I think the second season has just started in Spain. Hope it comes here soon.

Enjoying "Mr Selfridge" as well. Not a patch on Downton, but watchable for sure.

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Post by Divia » Tue January 29th, 2013, 12:28 am

I didn't know about the big surprise or shock, so I'm glad I didn't know about it and I was able to watch the show.

However, to be fair i could feel it coming, but maybe thats cause I knew an actor was leaving the show.
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Post by princess garnet » Tue January 29th, 2013, 10:04 pm

Allen Leech did an online chat yesterday--he talks about filming what happened with Lady Sybil.

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Post by laktor » Fri February 1st, 2013, 5:40 am

PBS always ticks me off. I love Downton Abbey, but every season so far, I get to watch the first episode of the season in early Jan., but then I go overseas for 2 weeks. When I return my only option is to wait for the DVD to be released, rent it and watch the rest of the episodes in a marathon sitting. Masterpiece Theatre episodes are not allowed to be viewed on their website by Canadians, although we watch PBS on their Buffalo affiliate station. The channel is carried by every tv provider in my area. So, if you miss a single episode, you have to wait for the dvd to be released in order to watch it, while Americans can catch up via their website. And don't tell me to get a tivo (or PVR in Canada), because a split second power outage, which happens every now and then, will wipe everything out anyway.

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