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Downton Abbey, could we have a thread where somebody would explain what is going on?

Posted on 02/17/2013 5:46:52 PM PST by FoxPro

I am a fan, but I cant catch all of it (kids and cooking and so forth).

Is there a place where we could "catch up" with the goings on?

Like who is messing who up?

Historical references?

Maybe on FR?

Thanks in advance, Jeff.


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1 posted on 02/17/2013 5:46:57 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro; TomGuy

You’ve just started the thread.

I’m going to be paying attention, but Dalton Abbey has a lot of fans here.


2 posted on 02/17/2013 5:50:04 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FoxPro
The only Abby I know....

(ducking)

3 posted on 02/17/2013 5:50:25 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/season2_synopsis.html

maybe this can help?


4 posted on 02/17/2013 5:52:25 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: onyx
Dalton Abbey

Did I misspell this?

5 posted on 02/17/2013 5:54:17 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

Lots of little...and big...story lines happening simultaneously.Perhaps you can borrow the DVDs from your local library.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 5:54:23 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: FoxPro

Netflix. Get the first season and watch them all. Then get the second season.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 5:55:07 PM PST by HChampagne
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To: FoxPro

No, I did, I’m very busy multi-tasking.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 5:57:23 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FoxPro

Google “vidics.”


9 posted on 02/17/2013 6:03:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: FoxPro

I think Hulu has the second season, while Netflix has the first. Then your cable On-Demand should have the current season.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 6:04:36 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: FoxPro

One year later, and Mary is with child!


11 posted on 02/17/2013 6:20:35 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: FoxPro
LOL! I have had that reaction to Brit serials since Brideshead Revisited...wtf?
12 posted on 02/17/2013 6:21:19 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FoxPro

My daughter sent me this link to watch season 3 online. I did a marathon session:

http://www.simplyjune.org/p/blog-page.html


13 posted on 02/17/2013 6:22:13 PM PST by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: FoxPro
You might like HERE

Will have to click past some adpages, though.

Warning: I run a linux system. It will help to have a good flash player installed (go to mozilla.org to install Firefox -free- if not), and I am not aware of any malware or virus's due to the nature of My system, so you are warned.

Feedback is welcome.

14 posted on 02/17/2013 6:27:37 PM PST by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Mmogamer

Yes, thanks. Not my cup of...uh...tea. :^)


15 posted on 02/17/2013 6:30:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: HChampagne

I’m doing just that with Justified. SEASON ONE AND TWO from the library, season three renting on Amazon. I’M recording current season four.

New way to watch.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 6:30:13 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: pops88

Thank you, thank you, thank you (and your daughter). That website also has seasons 1 and 2 available, many episodes of which I missed. My own marathon session will commence as soon as I pop over to the store for some snacks and have watched tonight’s The Walking Dead.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 6:32:19 PM PST by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Oh, this thread is about a TV show. I was baffled.


18 posted on 02/17/2013 6:32:56 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

She definitely looks like she has been downtown a few times


19 posted on 02/17/2013 6:34:28 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FoxPro
It's all about relationships dahling.
20 posted on 02/17/2013 6:41:34 PM PST by DManA
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To: FoxPro

A lot of things are happening simultaneously. It really starts somewhere in the 1910’s prior to the Titanic. I bout the first two series and they’re now on series three. It’d be worth your while to buy series one and two from like Amazon and watch them. I’ll be buying the next series when it comes out. It’s a great period piece, nicely done. Perfect in every detail.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 6:42:47 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: FoxPro

Minor spoiler alert:

I just saw what I think was the latest episode, and as a strong supporter of family values, I was disappointed (though not surprised...).


22 posted on 02/17/2013 6:46:25 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: pops88

Thanks so much for posting the link.


23 posted on 02/17/2013 6:47:00 PM PST by Spunky
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To: SkyDancer

The deer deserve a clean shot...

That’s what I got out of it. :-P

Still though, I’n addicted.... I just LOVE Maggie Smith.


24 posted on 02/17/2013 6:48:48 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: FoxPro
Overview from Wikipedia
25 posted on 02/17/2013 6:51:12 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Yehuda

Regarding Lord Grantham being oh so politically correct about a certain employee by the name of Thomas?


26 posted on 02/17/2013 6:52:21 PM PST by bubbacluck
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To: SomeCallMeTim

I like John Bates.I’m glad he’s getting out of prison. I like the way Mr. Carson runs the place.


27 posted on 02/17/2013 7:02:40 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: FoxPro
'Downton Abbey' Offers Sweetness ... and Sour Similarities to Age of Obama
Count me as one of the millions of ardent fans of “Downton Abbey." Light years beyond a drawing room soap opera, this finely lensed and brilliantly written and acted drama fashions such a rich tapestry of human interaction as to stagger and awe this happy viewer.

I watch it like a rabid football fan, aching for my favorites to move the heart forward; and booing the villains’ interceptions, fumble recoveries … and scores.

In "Downton Abbey" love is the prize and avarice the opponent. And when the yearning yields past pretense and love inevitably shines through, as it does even within this stilted, formal and pre-patterned hierarchy ... it’s absolute magic.

And startling so, without the usual cable compliment of car crashes, shootouts, stabbings and titty bars. What "Downton Abbey" does have is an anachronistic quality that is so sorely lacking in almost all productions on television or movie theaters as to render it a precious gem beyond value. That quality … is "sweetness."


28 posted on 02/17/2013 7:04:42 PM PST by Bratch
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To: FoxPro

Easy to understand...

Fiddler on a Roof, set imprecisely and post WWI England.


29 posted on 02/17/2013 7:10:28 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (Gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international, gone independent. Gone.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Don’t forget Abby Normal.

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Would you mind telling me, who’s brain I did put in?
Igor: And, you won’t be angry?
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will not be angry.
Igor: Abby-someone.
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Abby-someone. Abby who?
Igor: Abby-normal.


30 posted on 02/17/2013 7:25:04 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: FoxPro

Have they played the Christmas Special in the US yet?


31 posted on 02/17/2013 7:34:20 PM PST by Jemian
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To: FoxPro

Downton Abbey is outstanding but,except for issues of a technical/cinematic nature (thanks to a much higher budget),cannot hold a candle to Upstairs/Downstairs.I must say that Maggie Smith is the shining star of the series.


32 posted on 02/17/2013 7:38:45 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Jemian

They have played to the end of Season 3 that got people in such an uproar in England before Christmas.

For those that don’t know I won’t spoil it.

My response was the same as those in England.

OH NO...NOT (insert name here)


33 posted on 02/17/2013 7:46:55 PM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Oh, yes. Eggs-actly. Broken eggs. You’re not going to like the ending of this season. They do so love to shake us up. One in; one out. Say no more.


34 posted on 02/17/2013 7:56:00 PM PST by Greenperson
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To: Greenperson

OmG they killed Kenny


35 posted on 02/17/2013 7:58:04 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: FoxPro

Watched the first epsisode of Season 1 on Netflix last night. About snoozed. Does it get any better?


36 posted on 02/17/2013 7:58:27 PM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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I was expecting a lot more going on at the end. Joy and contentment does not make for interesting drama; there should have been a lot more left up in the air and threatening the future of these characters.


37 posted on 02/17/2013 8:23:10 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: liege

Really, what could they do? They CAN’T get rid of Thomas!


38 posted on 02/17/2013 8:24:26 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Abbey Normal

39 posted on 02/17/2013 8:26:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: FoxPro
http://videos.mediaite.com/video/What-If-Downton-Abbey-Were-For

I heard the show is moving to SpikeTV. Here's a preview.

40 posted on 02/17/2013 8:32:16 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: FoxPro

The family bull goose—captain on ‘Titanic’ and King Theoden on ‘Lord of the Rings’ right? He’s a survivor all right.


41 posted on 02/17/2013 9:14:14 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: FoxPro

I still think Bates did it......


42 posted on 02/17/2013 9:16:26 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: liege

Mild spoiler warning: Top 10 Dame Maggie / excerpts season 1+2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVMtffzbAwk

43 posted on 02/17/2013 9:26:14 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: FoxPro

I stopped watching it last week...when they made sodomy a virtue.


44 posted on 02/17/2013 9:29:34 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: bimboeruption
Downton Abbey is a brilliantly written drama regarding the life of those that live upstairs: the owners of Downton and the downstairs help (The Butler, Footmen, Valet). There are multiple story lines that also tell of true incidents of the real owners of Highclere Castle the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.

Once you start you will get hooked. As for the story line, it is a lot like the real owners, so whether you agree with the history or not, the plot and development of characters throughout the years 1912 or so through the 30s, its riviting and has a bit of history. Maggie Smith is fabulous.

I dont know why you would turn it off. It’s a story line and people deal with homosexuality in many ways. Lord Grantham did his best to deal fairly with people of every position. You were wrong in your assessment and I think if you watched you would find this out. If you wanted the man flogged, well that is not going to happen because we dont do that.

PBS is coming out with very good alternatives to today reality garbage:
Downton Abbey
Birdsong
The Midwives The Music Score is beautiful. If you are a Pandora listener, you will love listening to Downton Abbey Suite.

45 posted on 02/17/2013 11:01:13 PM PST by Texas4ever
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To: UB355

Wait a minute. I thought season 3 of Justified had just begun? I still need to see the last 2 episodes of season 2 but had to return them to the library and now I’m at least a month away from checking it out again.


46 posted on 02/18/2013 6:39:13 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: UB355

Ha! Ha! Poor Kenny. Wouldn’t it be something if he’s back next season as if nothing happened at all? Then they could kill him off again!


47 posted on 02/21/2013 10:17:06 PM PST by Greenperson
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To: Intolerant in NJ

If Bates didn’t do it, he should have. He does seem to have a dark side.


48 posted on 02/21/2013 10:20:06 PM PST by Greenperson
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To: UB355

Who shot JR?


49 posted on 02/21/2013 10:21:51 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: bimboeruption

“when they made sodomy a virtue”

It seemed out of place. Historically inaccurate, but for the Lord’s comment about what happened at his boys’ school on a regular basis. I hardly believe that the Brits were THAT tolerant.


50 posted on 02/21/2013 10:22:32 PM PST by Greenperson
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