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    Downton Abbey.

    I have just watched the Christmas Special - and very last Downton Abbey. So special - I shall really miss this wonderful programme and it will be worth watching when you get the programme in the States where I know how much it is liked.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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    I tried watching it, but I will have to wait until it comes with subtitles.

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    I will miss it also, I hate to see it end but I suppose the family would like o have their home back!

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    I'll miss it too, but it has been great for several years!
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    Yes, it i finally going to be shown in the states next weekend. If it went on much longer, my favorite character, Violet Crawley would be dead.
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    Believe it or not, I have not watched a single episode, BUT I got a special edition blu-ray set of series 1-6 from my son for Christmas! Now I just need to put a tv in my sewing room and I will be set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
    Believe it or not, I have not watched a single episode, BUT I got a special edition blu-ray set of series 1-6 from my son for Christmas! Now I just need to put a tv in my sewing room and I will be set.
    What a great gift! My friend just finished "binge-watching" it to catch up for this season. I love it and actually quite a few shows from the other side of the pond. Lewis, Call the Midwife, Sherlock, Foyles War.......

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    As we in the U.S. will get to watch Season 6 on January 3 I've been going thru all the seasons this week. Up to disc 3 on Season 4 with one more season to go. Have already pre-ordered Season 6.

    It was here that I 1st heard about Downton Abbey either last year or the year before so thank you all for directing me to this wonderful series. And yes, I will miss it not continuing but understand the creator not wanting to go into Hitler's era. War is so terrible.
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    yes, i'm still waiting to watch the last episodes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Material Witness View Post
    I tried watching it, but I will have to wait until it comes with subtitles.
    What do mean ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crqltr View Post
    I will miss it also, I hate to see it end but I suppose the family would like o have their home back!
    Oh, but all the $$$$they made from the popularity has paid for repairs to that beautiful building that they could not have afforded before..so it is a two edged sword..
    Last edited by Geri B; 12-26-2015 at 02:34 PM.

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    Yes, sad to see it go, but I'll bet British tv has another great series up its sleeve...unlike the junk Amercan tv offers....
    Wonder if Poldark will be back...that could be a winner.....

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    I binge watched it too to get caught up. Now I'm looking forward to Jan 3rd! There are quite a few you-tubes out there with the actors talking about their characters. Those were fun to watch and see how the people really look and talk. Mrs Hughes looks quite different in real life!
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    Glad you didn't tell us the ending we are still waiting for the last series here in Australia - I guess we will get it sometime during our winter. Love it

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    For all of you who binge-watched, did you notice that each season more of the exterior had been cleaned? The family used the money from the TV series to make that repair. Additionally, they have gotten many more visitors to the house because of the program, which is wonderful because the basement level has many of King Tut's grave objects in it. The man who sponsored archaeologist Carter's discovery of the tomb was an Earl of Carnarvon and kept his share of the treasures at the house. You can view the treasures also if you visit the house.

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    There was a special on a few days before the final Christmas episode (brilliant btw) called 'BAFTA celebrates Downton Abbey'. Not sure if you guys will be able to get it or not. (BAFTA = British Film and Telvision Awards).

    There were a lot of behind the scenes information and interviews. Strange to see the actors out of costume, lol! No spoilers luckily.
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    I'm now hooked on the UK series Doc Marten and A Place to Call Home.....excellent shows.....

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    Originally Posted by Material Witness
    I tried watching it, but I will have to wait until it comes with subtitles.


    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    What do mean ?
    I think she might mean that she can't understand the British accents?

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