A little fun while we wait. I'm the Dowager!
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
Cast, creator address big changes at the Abbey
By Christopher Muther | GLOBE STAFF JANUARY 02, 2014
NEW YORK — “Downton Abbey” broke records last year when it became the highest-rated PBS drama of all time with 24 million viewers. But the most convincing evidence of the aristocratic British drama’s popularity came in a far more aggressive manner.
When solicitor-turned-Downton-heir Matthew Crawley was killed in a car crash at the end of the third season, series creator Julian Fellowes faced the wrath of some very angry fans.
“It was a shock to viewers, and we did get some fairly startling letters,” said Fellowes at a “Downton” panel discussion last month. “The newspapers said that I needed bodyguards, which wasn’t true. But you could gauge those feelings from the viewers.”
This is really funny, too!WorldofDownton @WorldofDownton 25m
ICYMI: @FunnyorDie's "Tough Justice" with Michelle Dockery: "She's not Lady Mary anymore," says narrator Jon Hamm ;-) http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/8i2v
P.S. I'm the Dowager in that survey!
I'm Lady Edith: "Who cares that you’re not in the spotlight? You can write, you can drive, and you are more attractive than you give yourself credit for." Sounds about right!
I am Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham - “This my shit, bow down, bitches.”
EDIT: Someone crocheted the cast...too cute!Parade Magazine @ParadeMagazine 14h
26 secrets of #DowntonPBS revealed (but no spoilers!), just in time for @masterpiecepbs' premiere tomorrow! http://goo.gl/qp5PSc
BehindScenesDownton @WorldofDownton 2h
LOVE! RT @Grebbin @jessicafellowes @brendancoyle99 @hughbon @lesley_nicol My crocheted cast is excited for season 4!
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Looking forward to tonight! Quick question though- I watched seasons 1-3 on Netflix, which I believe were the UK version (~1hr episodes). I thought I heard somewhere that PBS reworks the original versions into fewer, longer episodes but cut out content in the process. Is this true? Are we missing anything by watching on PBS?
I got the Dowager...pretty accurate I think!
I can't wait until tonight!
I'm Anna. Figures.
I took this some time ago..I was Matthew. Guess I'm history huh?
lord grantham is giving me agita, he needs to take a seat
I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!
OK, when Mary finally started crying so did I.
What a nice premiere. Lots of good storylines to follow. I am so rooting for Edith and newspaper guy....
"Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer
I'm Mrs Padmore! At least I'd be a better cook than in real life. But it says I'd have to deal with Daisy That would be difficult. Lord Grantham is beginning to irritate.
If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing.
I'm Anna ... my husband agrees that I am "grade-A wifey material"
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I'm Tom Branson. I'm thinking I need to retake this quiz.
"The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter
YES!!!!Wait, did I just miss a premiere??? I was entertaining guests.You got: Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. Like Bey said, “This my shit, bow down, bitches.”
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death