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It's Official: Dan Stevens ["Matthew Crowley"] ... (Spoiler Alert)
TV Buzz Blog ^ | 26 December 2012 | Corey Levitan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at social.entertainment.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; downtonabbey

1 posted on 12/26/2012 11:48:27 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Thanks for spoiler for us Yanks Brit papers

I read it this morning on UK Daily Telegraph


2 posted on 12/26/2012 11:50:39 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: zeestephen

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).


3 posted on 12/26/2012 11:54:20 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: zeestephen

The final episode of Season 3 was broadcast in Britain on Christmas night.


4 posted on 12/26/2012 11:54:53 AM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
I enjoy Downton Abbey immensely.However,except for the technical aspects of the two productions it can't hold a candle to Upstairs/Downstairs.I do wish though that I didn't know of Matthew's fate beforehand.
5 posted on 12/26/2012 12:01:25 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: zeestephen

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!


6 posted on 12/26/2012 12:12:07 PM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: zeestephen

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.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 12:12:37 PM PST by glm
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To: Gay State Conservative

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?


8 posted on 12/26/2012 12:17:07 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

WTF thanks a bunch. I guess nobody here wanted to jut watch the season.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 12:21:40 PM PST by Rays_Dad (H. Clinton-Every man who looks at her is reminded of his first wife, even if he's never been married)
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To: glm
Sorry, glm.

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.

10 posted on 12/26/2012 12:23:07 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Rays_Dad
Rays,

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.

11 posted on 12/26/2012 12:28:09 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Thanks a pantload. (Save the explanations)


12 posted on 12/26/2012 12:29:53 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: zeestephen

I haven’t paid attention to season three.
Was Shirley mcLaine in it?


14 posted on 12/26/2012 1:37:22 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: zeestephen

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.


15 posted on 12/26/2012 2:50:44 PM PST by randita
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To: zeestephen

Next time, please STOP the excerpt after the words “Spoiler Alert / title of the show”...

grrrrrr..


16 posted on 12/26/2012 2:56:04 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: zeestephen

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:

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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.


17 posted on 12/26/2012 3:11:08 PM PST by maica
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To: zeestephen

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.


18 posted on 12/26/2012 3:20:54 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: glm
I'm glad I saw your post before I commented on who else died. The third season is great! I've seen it but can't wait to watch it again next month on PBS.
19 posted on 12/26/2012 11:09:58 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: zeestephen
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.

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".

20 posted on 12/27/2012 7:49:25 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Yikes!

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.

21 posted on 12/27/2012 1:18:24 PM PST by zeestephen
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