Downton Abbey -- Season 3 on PBS

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  1. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Sir Phillip Tapsell: "Let me know if you need any assistance." :lol:

    Mrs Hughes: "From now on, only ugly maids." :lol:
  2. Icetalavista

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    PML x infinity re Facebook Abbey. Esp "When Irish pecs are smiling"

    And now some thoughts...
    1. What's going to happen to the tenants (read: William's dad) under the new financial model? Would Daisy be safe jumping into that role?
    2. Is O'Brien going to India? She sure was cozying up to Agatha(?) the Grumpy. Imagine what she could get up to in Bombay. Chuckles aplenty. could be a spin-off of her own. Call it the ANTI Jewel in the Crown.
    3. So, when is Anna going to get pregnant?
    4. If Tom's daughter and Mary's son are cousins, can they marry? Yes, it would be icky, but this is DOWNTON.
    5. Lady Grantham (older, not younger) has been relatively lowkey of late. What plot line will *she* get next?
    6. I'm betting Edith will get a flat/club/whatever it is that rich ladies live in in London when they are avoiding their supposedly liberal but really super conservative relatives. Plus we'll get awesome asylum scenes.
    7. Is Alfred (or whatever the redheaded footman's named) going to become a chef if Daisy goes to the farm? Or perhaps become Mathew's mom's cook?
    8. And finally - who and how many will be on Rose-the-Flapper's love (er, shag?) list? I'm lovin' her flapper getups.
  3. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Love the FB version of the Xmas special :lol:
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  4. znachki

    znachki Active Member

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    :lol: I would watch the hell out of that!
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    my little pony snarking for AZE

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  6. Icetalavista

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    Isis has posted to the thread "What about my needs?": I want some adventure. I wanted to go to Scotland to hunt but all the adventure I ever get is being locked in a shed overnight by a weird human and being patted on the head by Head Human Dumbass. I liked the Irish human. But now dumbass is back. Woof.
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  8. centerstage01

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    I figure with all the come-hither looks Anna and Bates were giving each other she'll either end up pregnant next season (because lady's maids were allowed to be married with kids, right?) or one of them will be hunted by the Angel of Death who seems to have made Downton their residence, too.
  9. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Or, considering the usual order of things on this show, both.
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    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    There is NOTHING WRONG with bagpipes! Though I'm not quite sure about dinner bagpipes. Unless you're having haggis. And it's Robbie Burns day.
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    ^Thanks. Nice photo of Mary and Matthew. :(
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    "He died when it was still a good time to live.".........loved the way they killed him off and the scene with him and Mary and his "dearest little chap". That said, our household is probably not coming back for more.

    I really loath Mary (hated her from the start) so IMO there couldn't be anything on this series more tiresome than Lady Snit being a grieving widow. Frankly, I think the characters that will suffer the most grief from Matthew's death will be Robert and Isobel.

    Sorry Isobel didn't accept the doctor - that would have been a nice pairing, IMO; would have loved to seen the Dowagers' response to that romance! :D

    Edith, Edith, Edith. NO, NO, NO, and, yes, that actor does look like a younger Anthony Stratton.

    This series should be in the early years of 1920's - perhaps, 1923 which does make the Little Heir fodder for the WWII.

    Sorry to see that Daisy didn't take her father-in-law up on his offer.

    The Rose storyline is already boring to me so another season with her is just another reason not to watch. Wish they would have moved Rosamund's storyline into the forefront, instead.
  14. snoopy

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    Yeah, there is a chance that Lady Mary will be a really annoying widow, but more likely IMO is that they don’t dwell too much on Matthew’s death at all and they all just move on with new characters.
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  16. centerstage01

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    Breaking News on Twitter: the actress playing O'Brien isn't coming back for season four!! They're dropping like flies over there!
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    i am growing to enjoy obrian and thomas- thomas taking the beating was quite the act of sacrifice- yikes!!
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    O'Brien is off to India with Shrimpy and his sourpuss dour wife Susan, they should get along like two peas in a pod.
  19. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Is ANYONE staying? :drama:
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    Just saw on Facebook that Harriet Walter is coming onboard as an "old school chum" of the Dowager's. I LOVE Harriet Walter! :swoon:
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    I'll look forward to seeing her.
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    If anyone remembers her in Sense and Sensibility, you can expect awesome snarks.

    ETA: And Kiri Te Kanawa is also joining???
  24. Wyliefan

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    My favorite Harriet Walter role is Harriet Vane in the Peter Wimsey series. Her voice was a little too high -- Harriet's supposed to have a "curious, deep voice" -- but other than that, she was perfect.
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    The baby's name is George? Was that Matthew's father's name?
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    I'm not sure where George has come from. I'm pretty sure that Matthew's father's name was mentioned at one point as Reginald.
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    Perhaps George is Grandfather Grantham's name. (the Dowager's hubby)
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    I agree. I'd actually rather see her having to deal with the aftermath of his death and her pain, but I agree that they'll probably move her along to something else quickly.
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    According to the BBC website she will play a house guest and sing too! :cheer:

    So I can't miss that episode naturally. How was she tempted? She must be a very big fan!
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    ITA---I thought she was much too nice in "Law and Order" but was she ever memorable in "Sense and Sensibility"---especially when Lucy visits.
  31. Artemis@BC

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    ^ I loved her in Law & Order UK too -- I thought it was a great departure from the stock "tough and gritty" captain character we see so often in US police shows. (And I hope her Downton casting doesn't mean the end of that character or series.)

    But she'll always be Harriet Vane to me.
  32. skategal

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    I'm guessing it's after the monarch of the time, King George V.
  33. IceAlisa

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    Oh yes, Harriet Walter. A perfect chum for Lady Violet. Can't wait for Season 4!
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    I just finished Season 2. :swoon: I'm a bit hesitant to start Season 3, knowing who dies. Sybil and Matthew are two of my favorite characters. I was a bit slow to warm to the Matthew and Mary pairing but they won me over and I can't imagine the show without him. :(

    Apologies if this has been posted somewhere upthread but this had me :rofl:
    A Very Carson Christmas
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    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Is it bad that I thought that a Downton Abbey musical would actually be really fun? lol!
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    Thanks for reposting; I didn't know about this thread.
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    Oooh - pretty.
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    EDIT:

    Well, really, who wouldn't want Ryan Gosling as a love interest?! ;)

    If you want to read the longer interview:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...ew.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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