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    Downton Abbey new series

    I forgot Series 3, episode 1 of Downton Abbey was on last night and missed the first 45 minutes of it. But just now i was able to watch it online at my PBS station. anyone else catch it?

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    What is it about this series that has us so hooked??? Even my DH (whose primary TV watching is sports or news) called up from the basement (where his huge-screen tv is located) to say, "Hey, don't you want to watch Downton Abbey with me down here????" well, of course!!! :-D
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    I'm watching it right this second at www.pbs.org

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    What exactly is this show?

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    i was nervous that the new season would be lacking... but i was not at all disappointed!!!!
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    We don't have a tv but when friends were talking about it this morning I looked it up on Amazon.
    It sounds very much like Upstairs Downstairs which I saw years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllieGirl View Post
    What exactly is this show?

    It's a series about an aristocratic English family and their servants set in a manor house starting in 1916 and going forward. The costumes are wonderful!

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    It's a great tv show. Masterpiece for sure. Maggie Smith is one of the best actresses of all time. She won't be in a lousy show or movie. If she is in it, I'll watch it.
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    I got hooked on it over winter break...or should I say me AND hubby got hooked on it! Love it!!!

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    I've been a fan since the first season. The first episode last night of the new season was GREAT. I laughed a few times of some of the mumblings of the two Grandmothers, Maggie Smith and Shirley MacClaine. All of the actors do a wonderful job.

    I also enjoy seeing the ladies fashions. I have to say I didn't care at all for the wedding dress. Just too plain for me. I look forward to watching the show every week!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    I forgot Series 3, episode 1 of Downton Abbey was on last night and missed the first 45 minutes of it. But just now i was able to watch it online at my PBS station. anyone else catch it?
    wow ! wonder if I too can watch online !! I fell asleep in parts ! thanks !!!
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    I watched it last night. FYI, they rerun it late at night also. It may be just me, but I was disappointed in the dialogue of Martha Levinson (Shirley MacLaine) at the beginning. I thought she came on too strong too early with the snarky comments. I don't remember her character being introduced/developed very much through conversation with the English family in the previous series.

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    I hadn't watched this show until this Xmas. Nothing but reruns on TV so watched DA out of curiosity. I am hooked! I really like it and it surprises me that I like it. I didn't think I would be interested in this type of show but the acting and writing are great.
    Now I want to watch all the episodes and find out the background info.
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    New to this show as well----and I am not sure why this show grabs us so---maybe because it is a "breath of fresh air" compared to reality and cop shows?
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    I understand McLaine's character won't be on the show very long, so that's good. I love Maggie Smith. all the lives of everyone upstairs and those downstairs are what make the house run and are interesting. so much going on. and i happen to love British shows more than ours.

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    I happened to catch the hour before that explained the history of the castle where DA is filmed. Really interesting.
    Here's the web site if you are interested: http://www.highclerecastle.co.uk/
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    wasn't on our pbs channels, we were bummed
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    Don't forget, after Series 3, there is the Christmas special too

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    i'm a fan, too.

    there are some historic inaccuracies but - hey! it's fiction and well done.

    i'm curious to see how they are going to hold onto the Abby.
    it would be more realistic if they have to move, but that would create a total disconnect with the series title.

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    Think of Shirley MacLaine's character as a sort of Unsinkable Molly Brown/Ugly American (more Molly Brown). She is meant to be a stark contrast to Maggie Smith. So glad the show is back on! So glad there are so many fans here, but no surprise.
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    Downton Abbey

    Quote Originally Posted by Patti25314 View Post
    I happened to catch the hour before that explained the history of the castle where DA is filmed. Really interesting.
    Here's the web site if you are interested: http://www.highclerecastle.co.uk/
    Thanks for the link. I'm crazy about anything that has to do with this show. I've been watching every episode since the first one.

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    I got to see this and the ending is a real cliff hanger!

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    I've been watching since the beginning. Love it. Good stories, great setting, fascinating clothes.

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    Oh, stink! I missed it...all caught up in the Seahawks football game!! Go, Hawks. I have no idea how to watch something online, but will see what I can figure out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    Oh, stink! I missed it...all caught up in the Seahawks football game!! Go, Hawks. I have no idea how to watch something online, but will see what I can figure out.
    If you type pbs into google you can then click on the Masterpiece page and they have the full episode.

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