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´Downton´ Forever
Atlantic, by Connor Simpson

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Posted By:MissMolly, 11/25/2012 5:40:06 AM

Tea and crumpets, it´s a time to celebrate! Your favorite English period drama, Downton Abbey, has been renewed for a fourth season by ITV, the British channel that produces it. You haven´t even seen the third season (or, "series" as they say in merry ol´ England) of the show yet because stodgy PBS refuses to air it in the U.S. until January. Unless you have already seen it because you couldn´t wait any longer and opted for a less than legal viewing experience. Or you happen to be the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama,

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Connor scoffs, but fans are cheering.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Crosscut, 11/25/2012 5:45:24 AM     (No. 9032716)

It is nice to be queen...errrr..I mean first lady.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/25/2012 6:14:54 AM     (No. 9032730)

I saw the handwriting on the wall as the "series" took a sharp left turn at the beginning of the 2nd season.

So it is not so curious that The Linebacker finds Downton Abbey of such great interest: it plays right into the Marxist party line as the Crawley family gets theirs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/25/2012 9:06:40 AM     (No. 9032856)

Of course the Imperial Hostess pulled rank and received a copy first. The 5-pie at Thanksgiving food Queen is not to be denied. She who must be obeyed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: masscon, 11/25/2012 9:17:22 AM     (No. 9032869)

I found it un-watchable. Total soapy trash. With elocution lessons. I heard that one of the daughters married the IRISH socialist chauffeur? LOL! These writers are in desperate need of a history lesson.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/25/2012 9:42:45 AM     (No. 9032896)

I am a huge fan of British tv. My local library has an extensive selection of great Brit shows. Their shows are certainly far and beyond better than what our networks have been putting out recently.

My only quibble is that sometimes the audio quality isn´t always the greatest, which makes a Brit accent hard to understand. So if there are no subtitles available, the volumn needs to be a bit louder than normal.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/25/2012 10:02:34 AM     (No. 9032922)

Just a story about High Dollar Trailer Trash. I much prefer good old American trash, Boardwalk Empire.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: starboard, 11/25/2012 10:18:35 AM     (No. 9032946)

I loved every delicious morsel and nuggetnof this production and was begging for more which will come soon with another Christmas episode.

Yes, the series takes a definitive move to port (the left). Hey, it´s the 1920´s. Even with these nuances, which are to be expected with the main character being his eldest daughter, they flow nicely and don´t take anything away from the beautiful production. I look forward to season four.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: wyowumin, 11/25/2012 10:27:03 AM     (No. 9032959)

"Downton Abbey" is written by Julian Fellowes who happens to be Conservative. If it seems to be taking a leftward turn--which I don´t see--it´s because he´s being as faithful to the times as he possibly can and we know--don´t we?--what was going on in England immediately after WWI.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: starboard, 11/25/2012 11:24:26 AM     (No. 9033026)

# 8 Exactly.
There´s great banter between the dueling grandmothers, the conservative aristocrat Maggie Smith´s character and the eccentric American leftist played by Shirley MacLaine.
It´s all good.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: mossley, 11/25/2012 1:37:51 PM     (No. 9033230)

Having seen every episode, it definitely took a downhill turn in S2. S3 is actually worse in some ways, especially the entirely over-the-top PC Thomas storyline.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/25/2012 3:34:52 PM     (No. 9033364)

#8 Hat tip. I guess the Downton Abbey detractors prefer to watch Honey Boo Boo or DWTS? We thoroughly enjoy every episode. Julian Fellowes is a marvelous talent and the acting is top notch!

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