Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Matryeshka, Jan 23, 2011.
Link to season 3 cast poster
"Thank you for coming, Monsignor."
I might make that my avatar when it comes closer to season 3 on this side of the pond.
And you could also buy the T shirt.
Nice. Is little sis not in the photo (is it Lady Sibyl?)
Nope, she's there, on the left in the tealish dress, beside/behind her "other" grandmother (Shirley MacLaine); Mary and Edith are together on the right.
You lucky Brits! You get season 3 tomorrow and we have to wait until January.
Well, only those who don't know where to look. I'm looking forward to the premiere tomorrow!
^^Can someone shed some light on this? January is a long way away.
I can't wait until Jan. I really miss this show.
Cute, but I'm too busy trying to free someone else. (That's Finch from Person of Interest, for the uninitiated.)
my mum lent me the season 1 and then season two started the next week on pbs- so for methe wait has been VERYlong!! lol
hope it is even better !!!!
That is a really really good example of bad Photoshopping. Creepy looking. They couldn't get the whole cast in costume all at once and take a few shots?
Anyone see it? I was lucky enough to catch a live stream that ended about a half hour ago, but I really don't want to spoil here unless I'm absolutely sure it's allowed and that everyone here doesn't mind. On that note, I'll just tell you that the episode was fab.
I want spoilers! I was unlucky enough to miss the live feed even though I can get it...grrrr
For those who downloaded the expat shield during the Olympics. I'm fairly certain it will work, and you can watch Downton when ITV puts it online.
Ohhhh! Please tell me how to download the expat shield.
I've not had any problems with it. I only use it when I'm wanting to watch something though.
I just watched it online. I did the same thing last year. It was good, but a bit too earnest.
They got Mary and Matthew to the alter. I was beginning to be afraid that they would never get there after all the drama of the last two seasons. But I'm sure the sparks will still fly even though they are married, lol.
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to this season! I like it when the main force that threatens Downton is something more or less out of their control (in S2 it was the war, now it's impending bankruptcy). Much better than ALL the drama and plot coming from people bickering and doing stupid things. I mean, they still bicker and do stupid things, but now they can't blame ALL their troubles on the behaviors of each other, which S1 definitely had a lot of. Imagine, if everyone had minded their own business, S1 would have fit in span of one episode.
^Thanks, much appreciated!
Thank goodness for the internet, otherwise I'd have to wait until January to see this show. I was a bit about the second season overall outside the Christmas episode, but I still liked it enough (loved the first season) to see what season 3 would be like.
I hope the season continues on this path. I was getting sick of the will they/won't they of Matthew and Mary. I think the viewers will enjoy what the writers have cooked up to make their relationship intriguing now that we've gotten past that hurdle which seemed to last forever in season 2. I'm glad Sybil and Tom are back (after being missing during the Christmas episode). We often get these storylines of the third daughter marrying "beneath" her station, but we never really get to see the aftermath. I'm curious to see how these two handle it. It's amazing how much more I like Lady Edith since the first season. I think the show did a great job growing her up. Shirley Maclaine and Maggie Smith sniping at each other would have been worth the price of admission had it been on stage.
Just got done watching on the internet. I'm so glad I don't have to wait till January! It was great fun!
Thank goodness Maggie Smith is back on my telly
Her line to Branson when he said he wasn't going to wear tails/morning suit was just classic:
Dowager Countess - "Have you finished"
Branson - "Yes"
Dowager Countess - "Take your coat off"
Thanks for the spoiilers. I have expat shield, but wasn't home when the show aired. Forgot what time it was in England, lol!!
My thoughts regarding Branson:
I think he needs a LEETLE bit of an attitude adjustment. I understand where he's coming from, and he certainly shouldn't be throwing himself at the Granthams in an effort to suck up to them, but it wouldn't hurt to try and meet them a little halfway. He's not the only one who is in a very uncomfortable position, but unlike himself, the Granthams are actually trying to include him as best they can. When he made comment after comment about how uncomfortable he was (in particular regarding the suit they made him wear for the wedding) I wanted to shake him and say, "Dude, suck it up and be a MAN; life is not always about being comfortable!" Sometimes you need to need to make adjustments based on the situation, out of kindness and for the sake of the people you love, in particular his wife, but he seemed to be all "my way or the highway". Rubbed me a bit wrong, but I liked how he and Matthew got along well. I'm hoping that as the series progresses, Branson will loosen up a bit and at least meet them halfway.
I guess the idea of Irish oppression and many see as genocide can make anyone uppity.
Brilliant opening to Season 3 last night - much more on a par with Season 1 from a writing perspective.
But I don't think the wedding suit had oppressed the Irish, had it?
ITV has it on their website. I'm watching it now.
According to this, ratings in the UK were good:
Totally agree. I thought it was fantastic.
Loved the first episode!! Thank goodness for the Internet.
I agree with those who thought it was more on par with Season 1, and more for Maggie Smith.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh expat shield is a lifesaver
And I loved the scene with the morning coat.
Just downloaded Expat so I could watch.... It was AWESOME!!!
I wonder how much fun she and Shirley Maclaine had during taping?
Anybody watch this week's episode?
Yup. Loved Mc Laines lines, but the episode itself wasn't one to remember, I think.
Yes, I'm nervous for that 'fashionably late' comment in the clips for next week's episode.
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