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:twisted: I foolishly agreed to go round to a friend's house tonight without realising what I'd done!

I'm hoping she might cancel, I know I can record it and watch tomorrow but it's not the same.

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Having never started watching this series, is it worth just starting to watch tonight, or would it be best to watch the previous ones first?

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I just started watching on Netflix and just finished season 3. No iTV here... So I need to wait untill it will be on Netflix or Dutch tv.... :(

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Also looking forward to it, although will record as it runs a bit late for me and I can forward the adverts. It's another reminder that autumn and winter are in their way though!

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Downton and Strictly definitely autumn! Soon be Christmas too, hard to remember that lovely sun soaked holiday, it seems so long ago now. Arrrh well, that's endless turn of time.

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Ooer....well that went off with a bit of a pop whiz and bang. Loved it as ever, and Dame Maggie Smith delivered some brilliant lines as ever. Roll on next Sunday :D

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Confession time - I fell asleep during last half hour. :whistle: OH came in and asked " are you listening to this?" sad to say I was ZZZZZZZZing it big time. I think Lady Marys voice is a cure for insomnia. What did I miss?

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Felt wierd watching it on a laptop in Slovakia rather than at home with the family but enjoyed it all the same :D

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Oooo er naughty Lady Mary (stayed awake this week ) I assume the poor maid was sent out to buy a cap. One size fits all. Lady M still very wooden even when shes up to no good.

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Isn't Dame Maggie absolutely brilliant....just amazing. I particularly liked the part about 10 mins into the program where she told the Butler what Mary was doing on her granddaughter's trip away :roll:

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Sorry to all you DA fans, but I read this at the weekend on FB and it did make me chuckle a bit :lol:

 

Do you know what happens when you watch Downton Abbey ?

Time slows down to almost a stop and then you fall into a boredom coma..and when you wake up six weeks later a Lady has changed her hat and someone ate their soup with the wrong spoon. from Marniemakes

 

It just struck a chord with me as my first foray into watching it I just couldn't see why everyone loves it so much. Maybe it would be different if I and watched it from the beginning.

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I didnt see the first series either and have managed to stay awake during the last 2 episodes - but I am starting to find it all a bit tedious too. Some of the acting is very wooden and apart from Maggie Smith I dont think some of the others are that good. Frankly I wish someone would bump Lady Mary off - I just dont think a woman in her position would confide in a maid about FP issues.

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I love the historic angle of it. Last night's episode the telephone, I remember in the 70s and 80s being told there was a call for me. And the skirts are rising further up the leg too. Of course now days a lot of people have their own phone, so "sharing" doesn't happen so much. Similarly like washing up, a family chore now the dishwasher does it, thus reducing those family moments...I know technology moves us on, but sometimes I do wonder about it all.

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I love the historical angle too. The first two series were brill. for that but I'm beginning to get a little disgruntled as Lady Mary and others get up to things that really they would not have done at that time. I just don't think an aristocratic family up in Yorkshire in the 20s would have had almost every female member playing away :shock:

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I think more played away than was thought. FP was just coming in and was around for those more wealthy. I read "House of Elliot" set in the 1920's and a lot of well to do ladies were using some sort of cap device. Pity no one told Lady Edith :shock: How long before Marigolds adoptive mum cottons on. Oh what a mess.

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