Skip to comments.It's Official: Dan Stevens ["Matthew Crowley"] ... (Spoiler Alert)
Posted on 12/26/2012 11:48:20 AM PST by zeestephen
"SPOILER ALERT" - Matthew Crowley, Lady Mary's on-off love interest, is killed behind the wheel of his own car. The shock, according to British papers, has cast a thick pall over Boxing Day.
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Thanks for spoiler for us Yanks Brit papers
I read it this morning on UK Daily Telegraph
a pall over Boxing Day? the only valid reason for such a pall is the lack of any NHL match ups (especially between teams that hate one another).
The final episode of Season 3 was broadcast in Britain on Christmas night.
I’ve had a hard enough time keeping my yap shut to my wife about the inclusion of the Red Wedding in the next season of Game of Thrones. Now this ... sheeesh!
why did you spoil this for many of us. It was cruel and I guess this means I can no longer visit this site if the moderators will allow spoilers like this. You ruined my holidays - Downtown Abby has not been shown here yet.
Re: “It can’t hold a candle to Upstairs/Downstairs.”
I used to feel the same way.
But my local PBS station is currently rebroadcasting the entire Up/Down series.
To my eye, it’s not nearly as spectacular as I remember it.
Or, perhaps I have never gotten over the disappointment of not being a 21 year old college student anymore?
WTF thanks a bunch. I guess nobody here wanted to jut watch the season.
It's on every major Internet news site.
There's no way you would not have heard before January 6.
PBS has already revealed half a dozen plot secrets just in their own promos.
Cut me a little slack, OK?
Two “spoiler alerts” and you still read it?
Dan Stevens is already on American TV talking about what he's going to do next.
Thanks a pantload. (Save the explanations)
I haven’t paid attention to season three.
Was Shirley mcLaine in it?
Only people who live in a bubble can be shielded from this info. I’m a Downton Abbey fan and don’t care about this spoiler info. I’ll still enjoy it.
In case you did not realize that the ‘spoiler info’ would show up on the Browse page, here is what Freepers see. It would be pretty difficult to miss the meat of the message, because of the way you entered it:
It’s Official: Dan Stevens [”Matthew Crowley”] ... (Spoiler Alert)
Wed Dec 26 14:48:20 2012 · by zeestephen · 15 replies
TV Buzz Blog ^ | 26 December 2012 | Corey Levitan
“SPOILER ALERT” - Matthew Crowley, Lady Mary’s on-off love interest, is killed behind the wheel of his own car. The shock, according to British papers, has cast a thick pall over Boxing Day.
There are spoilers and spoilers. This is a major spoiler. And now I have to watch with my DH knowing this and having to keep a secret.
I wonder if you might be confused.Is your local PBS station broadcasting the *original* (with Gordon Jackson) or the British remake with Jean Marsh? The remake is,I believe,now appearing on many PBS stations (including the ones I get) and what little I've seen of it isn't at all appealing IMO.As for the original,I never saw it as "spectacular" at all.Technically speaking it looks pretty plain and simple...as opposed to Downton which,technically,is clearly "high budget".The beauty of the original Upstairs was the quality of its actors (and writers) and its success in capturing the realism of the age.Gordon Jackson,in particular,was *brilliant* while most of the rest of the cast was only "outstanding".
I thought I was watching the 1971 series.
I get both the Tacoma and the Seattle stations at my house.
Only one is showing Up/Down.
I can't recall which one.
They hyped the rebroadcast big time during a fundraiser.
I watched about 1 hour total of two episodes, felt really disappointed, and stopped.
I think it's in black and white, so I just assumed it was a cleaned up copy of episodes I had never seen.
I had no idea they made a follow up series on it.
As to production quality, Downton Abbey is just stunning, and is a major part of my enjoyment when I watch.
I think the dialogue is outstanding, too, all written by the same man, I believe.
And the acting is outstanding, although, after watching Maggie Smith in 8 Harry Potter films, that routine is getting a little old.
I felt the plot lines were rock solid in Season 1, less solid in Season 2, and, after reading plot summaries on Season 3, I think they may be rolling toward the ditch.
I have wondered if that influenced Dan Stevens before he decided to leave.
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