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2018-07-16 10:27:29 AM  
Will Edith finally exact revenge on her manipulative sister?
 
2018-07-16 10:31:37 AM  
I like Mr. Bates.
 
2018-07-16 10:32:48 AM  
Poor Edith.

Will the incredibly hot but sadly dead sister be making a comeback?
 
2018-07-16 10:42:38 AM  
Maggie Smith should be like 160 years old by this time. She said it herself!
 
2018-07-16 10:43:01 AM  

BalugaJoe: I like Mr. Bates.


Wonder which Bates will be arrested...
 
2018-07-16 10:44:07 AM  

Gubbo: Poor Edith.

Will the incredibly hot but sadly dead sister be making a comeback?


Only if the incredibly hot but sadly dead Matthew shows up.
Also, Edith ended doing pretty well IIRC...
 
2018-07-16 10:46:04 AM  

Missicat: Gubbo: Poor Edith.

Will the incredibly hot but sadly dead sister be making a comeback?

Only if the incredibly hot but sadly dead Matthew shows up.
Also, Edith ended doing pretty well IIRC...


That sounds like a fine trade. Let's do that.

She ended up well, but got the short end of every stick up until that point.
 
2018-07-16 10:54:34 AM  
Meh. After a decent first series, it devolved into a bad soap opera pretty quickly.
 
2018-07-16 10:56:08 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Maggie Smith should be like 160 years old by this time. She said it herself!


She had my all time favorite dead pan funny line in like the first episode, when the lawyer cousin first comes to dinner and says he's going to work, but can learn about the estate in the evening and on weekends.

Maggie Smith: "What's a weekend?"
 
2018-07-16 10:56:59 AM  

FlashHarry: Meh. After a decent first series, it devolved into a bad soap opera pretty quickly.


yes especially the last season.  they overstayed their welcome.
 
2018-07-16 10:57:17 AM  
<yawn>
 
2018-07-16 10:57:30 AM  
YAY!  I freaking loved this show and I will go see the movie.
I love Mr. Bates!
 
2018-07-16 10:58:25 AM  
The appeal of the show (to me) was being astonished at how the ettiquete of high society ground even the most mundane developments (the elder Ms. Crowley and the older gentleman's romance) to a near halt.

Not sure if it that works unless the movie is 2 hours focused on a Thomas and O'Brien type character getting their comeuppance.
 
2018-07-16 10:59:22 AM  

FlashHarry: Meh. After a decent first series, it devolved into a bad soap opera pretty quickly.


That calm, so very British, announcement of the start of World War 1. Always a moment I've liked.
 
2018-07-16 10:59:26 AM  
Dan Stevens playing a corpse?
Jessica Findlay playing a corpse?
 
2018-07-16 11:02:55 AM  
Gentlemen - I believe this will be one of those 'date night obligation' we will have to endure.
Shall we set-up a social-media support group with recommendations as to when to fart loudly during the screening?
 
2018-07-16 11:08:11 AM  
In the UK, Downton Abbey is watched by mums. (and everyone else at Christmas else they never hear the farking end of it)

It's sunday afternoon teatime viewing acutely attuned to Brits of a certain age. I've never understood its popularity outside this country.
 
2018-07-16 11:09:38 AM  
Every time I see the show's name, I read it as "Downtown Abbey" and think of a monks living in some hipster neighborhood.
 
2018-07-16 11:11:21 AM  
Carson telling the staff to standback when they're looking at the typewriter was a favorite scene of mine.

Always felt his reactions were the real star of the show, and the others merely provided his set-ups.
 
2018-07-16 11:11:51 AM  
I liked it better the first time I saw it - when it was called Gosford Park. (Not coincidentally written by Downton creator Julian Fellowes.)
 
2018-07-16 11:18:27 AM  
It will interesting to see what year it will be set in. I believe the series ended in 1924-ish and if Maggie Smith is involved, they can't jump too far forward in time...unless she's in flashback scenes or something.
 
2018-07-16 11:20:41 AM  

oldfarthenry: Gentlemen - I believe this will be one of those 'date night obligation' we will have to endure.
Shall we set-up a social-media support group with recommendations as to when to fart loudly during the screening?


I concur on this initiative.

/And as to "when", is there another answer other than "right now?"
//Followed by a loud proclamation of "oh, Drew! How could you?!"
 
2018-07-16 11:22:57 AM  

Lady J: In the UK, Downton Abbey is watched by mums. (and everyone else at Christmas else they never hear the farking end of it)

It's sunday afternoon teatime viewing acutely attuned to Brits of a certain age. I've never understood its popularity outside this country.


Because even when you say "Sunday afternoon tea time" we all picture the entirety of England hopping into a figurative time machine for 30 minutes (or however long tea time takes) and reenacting Downton Abbey.
 
2018-07-16 11:37:02 AM  

2xhelix: Will Edith finally exact revenge on her manipulative sister?


You mean, beyond marrying above the rest of the family, while Lady Mary was hitched to a used car salesman?
 
2018-07-16 11:40:21 AM  

Lady J: In the UK, Downton Abbey is watched by mums. (and everyone else at Christmas else they never hear the farking end of it)

It's sunday afternoon teatime viewing acutely attuned to Brits of a certain age. I've never understood its popularity outside this country.


I could appreciate it was well made and at least showed some real issues from the 'good ol' days' (so to speak).  Shaming women for liking sex, homosexuality as degenerate behavior, the very different lives of the poor and the idle rich, women not being granted full personhood status.
 
2018-07-16 11:43:22 AM  

baorao: The appeal of the show (to me) was being astonished at how the ettiquete of high society ground even the most mundane developments (the elder Ms. Crowley and the older gentleman's romance) to a near halt.

Not sure if it that works unless the movie is 2 hours focused on a Thomas and O'Brien type character getting their comeuppance.


Didn't Thomas finally stop being an ahole by the end and stood up to O'Brien even?
 
2018-07-16 11:56:28 AM  
I am shocked how much I liked the show.

I am also kinda shocked I am excited for the movie.
 
2018-07-16 12:02:04 PM  

weddingsinger: baorao: The appeal of the show (to me) was being astonished at how the ettiquete of high society ground even the most mundane developments (the elder Ms. Crowley and the older gentleman's romance) to a near halt.

Not sure if it that works unless the movie is 2 hours focused on a Thomas and O'Brien type character getting their comeuppance.

Didn't Thomas finally stop being an ahole by the end and stood up to O'Brien even?


I know by the end of the show Carson showed Thomas that the days of a footman were numbered and the only way to get one of the soon to be scarce Butler gigs was to make sure upstairs AND downstairs people like you.

I can't quite remember how the Thomas/OBrien season 1 thing came to an end.
 
2018-07-16 12:06:40 PM  
Final scenes:

Location: Downton Abbey
Time: February 2016

During renovations of the estate, workers discover an underground catacombs with sophisticated equipment. Deep within is a cryogenic pod containing Robert, Lord Crawley. After a few months, scientists are able to revive His Lordship successfully. Afterwards, Robert weighs in Brexit and the candidacy of Donald Trump. Finally, around Christmas, he hosts Carrie Fisher at the estate.
 
2018-07-16 12:10:20 PM  
I just hope the give the Klingons the what-for and bring all that nonsense to an end.
 
2018-07-16 12:11:49 PM  
The Women of Downton Abbey is the best Playboy pictorial of the last 20 years.
 
2018-07-16 12:12:24 PM  

Missicat: Gubbo: Poor Edith.

Will the incredibly hot but sadly dead sister be making a comeback?

Only if the incredibly hot but sadly dead Matthew shows up.
Also, Edith ended doing pretty well IIRC...


Dan Stevens is quite easy on the eyes, isn't he?

/even as a zombie
 
2018-07-16 12:19:41 PM  

Lady J: In the UK, Downton Abbey is watched by mums. (and everyone else at Christmas else they never hear the farking end of it)

It's sunday afternoon teatime viewing acutely attuned to Brits of a certain age. I've never understood its popularity outside this country.


Escapism. Everyone imagines themselves as a Crowley, never a Carson.
 
2018-07-16 12:20:55 PM  
No Lily James?

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What the farking point?
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2018-07-16 12:26:02 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Maggie Smith should be like 160 years old by this time. She said it herself!


She'll be a ghost, like the father in Six Feet Under.
 
2018-07-16 12:29:06 PM  

ThurmanMerman: Missicat: Gubbo: Poor Edith.

Will the incredibly hot but sadly dead sister be making a comeback?

Only if the incredibly hot but sadly dead Matthew shows up.
Also, Edith ended doing pretty well IIRC...

Dan Stevens is quite easy on the eyes, isn't he?

/even as a zombie


Just have him play Legion or the Beast instead of cousin Matthew in the movie.

Speaking of Downton and undead creatures, CSB:  Years ago, I think this was between seasons 1 and 2, I came across a "Twilight" inspired photo shoot of Michelle Dockery and Dan Stevens.  Yes, it did look as ridiculous as it sounds. I think it was done by the Telegraph.
 
2018-07-16 12:37:23 PM  
In two hours, they should have just enough time to introduce every character and then announce that due to the increases in the Inheritance Tax, Downton Abbey will be taken over by the National Trust. The End.
 
2018-07-16 12:39:51 PM  
I hope Richard Bellamy suddenly shows up and kills everyone with a Vickers
 
2018-07-16 12:45:44 PM  

weddingsinger: ecmoRandomNumbers: Maggie Smith should be like 160 years old by this time. She said it herself!

She had my all time favorite dead pan funny line in like the first episode, when the lawyer cousin first comes to dinner and says he's going to work, but can learn about the estate in the evening and on weekends.

Maggie Smith: "What's a weekend?"


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2018-07-16 01:03:23 PM  

weddingsinger: baorao: The appeal of the show (to me) was being astonished at how the ettiquete of high society ground even the most mundane developments (the elder Ms. Crowley and the older gentleman's romance) to a near halt.

Not sure if it that works unless the movie is 2 hours focused on a Thomas and O'Brien type character getting their comeuppance.

Didn't Thomas finally stop being an ahole by the end and stood up to O'Brien even?


Was actually feeling a little sorry for Thomas at the end of the series.
 
2018-07-16 01:04:28 PM  

2xhelix: ecmoRandomNumbers: Maggie Smith should be like 160 years old by this time. She said it herself!

She'll be a ghost, like the father in Six Feet Under.


The Siri-like voice of the electronic personal assistant.
 
2018-07-16 01:10:25 PM  

Missicat: BalugaJoe: I like Mr. Bates.

Wonder which Bates will be arrested...


Didn't they have a baby?

The baby will somehow be arrested for murder.

It's the only logical choice.
 
2018-07-16 01:26:38 PM  

Wellon Dowd: The Women of Downton Abbey is the best Playboy pictorial of the last 20 years.


I preferred The Women of Call The Midwife.
 
2018-07-16 01:36:33 PM  

Wellon Dowd: The Women of Downton Abbey is the best Playboy pictorial of the last 120 years.


/FTFY
 
2018-07-16 01:44:22 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Missicat: BalugaJoe: I like Mr. Bates.

Wonder which Bates will be arrested...

Didn't they have a baby?

The baby will somehow be arrested for murder.

It's the only logical choice.


haha
 
2018-07-16 02:26:31 PM  
The lady has been binge watching this show..

I have come to the conclusion that its just a trashy soap opera with a large budget..

However.. since i have a thing for vintage and antique bicycles....  the bicycles keep jumping out at me.
There is this one J-frame step through thst seems always propped up against a wall when they are doing an external shot..
I loudly exclaim each time I see it. "Theres that damn bike again!!"
 
2018-07-16 02:43:28 PM  

Lady J: In the UK, Downton Abbey is watched by mums. (and everyone else at Christmas else they never hear the farking end of it)

It's sunday afternoon teatime viewing acutely attuned to Brits of a certain age. I've never understood its popularity outside this country.


Hearing all the buzz around it in the US, I had the impression it was like an Upstairs Downstairs kind of thing. But yeah it is totally a soap opera. And I loved every minute of it.
 
2018-07-16 02:48:07 PM  

BalugaJoe: I like Mr. Bates.

His future is uh...dark
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2018-07-16 03:01:05 PM  
Downtown Abbey and Zombies, starring Dan Stevens and Jessica Findlay
 
2018-07-16 04:41:08 PM  
I like the ones with Chewbacca.
 
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