5.The Flower Show
6. Past and Future
7. The Miscarriage
1. Prayers for Soldiers
2. Life During War
3. Recovery for Strangers, Secrets for Friends
4. Returning or Leaving
7. Standing on one's own
8. Two Weddings and a funeral
9. Guilty Parties
"DOWNTON ABBEY" – Series Three (2012) Retrospective
It took me a while to get around watching Series Three of "DOWNTON ABBEY". I had been inclined to watch it, while it aired on PBS last winter. But in the end, I decided to wait until the DVD release was offered through Netflix.
I suspect that some of my reluctance to watch the show's Series Three could be traced to my major disappointment over the lackluster Series Two. In fact, a part of me is amazed that the series' shoddy look at World War I could end up with an Emmy nomination for Best Drama....
After three seasons of viewing Britain's ITV series, "DOWNTON ABBEY", it occurred to me that there was something off about Julian Fellowes' portrayal of one of the major characters. That character is Matthew Crawley. And it is an error that I am surprised Fellowes had made.
"DOWNTON ABBEY" began with news of the sinking of the White Star liner, the R.M.S. Titanic in April 1912. This famous event also caused the deaths of James and Patrick Crawley, the heirs presumptive to the Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham. This...
Ahead of the Downton Abbey Christmas special on Christmas Day, Margherita Taylor will be in conversation with many of the show’s stars – including Hugh Bonneville (Lord Grantham), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) and Penelope Wilton (Mrs Crawley).
Downton Abbey’s creator, Julian Fellowes and its soundtrack composer, John Lunn will also join Margherita as they celebrate the phenomenon that is Downton Abbey.
We’ll be hearing plenty of music from the show, alongside classical pieces composed in the Downton era.
What Happens Next in Downton Abbey? Season (Series) 3 Future Plots, Storylines, Spoilers 2012
Dowagers, Debutants Plus Mary's Wedding!
Downton Abbey, in case you have never heard of it, is an award winning British TV Drama written by Julian Fellowes, the guy who wrote the screenplay for the movie Gosford Park. Here you'll find out what happens next in Season 3.
Downton is sumptuously filmed and scripted in the best traditions of British costume drama with an all star cast that includes Dame Maggie Smith, Ellie the dog and, for season 3, Shirley MacLaine....
"DOWNTON ABBEY" – Series Two (2011) Retrospective
The debut of Julian Fellowes' series about an aristocratic family during the last few years before the outbreak of World War I garnered a great deal acclaim and awards, earlier this year. The success of the series led the ITV and Fellowes to continue the saga of the Earl of Grantham, his family and servants in a new season.
Series Two of "DOWNTON ABBEY" covered the last two years of World War I and the first year of peace during the years 1916 to 1919. Episode One began with Matthew Crawley, the...
Another great article I found on tumblr, this time by ladychauffeurs. I DID NOT WRITE THIS ARTICLE. I just thought it was excellent, so I posted it to the Branson and Sybil spot, but I felt I should post it here, too. That way the people who don't like Sybil/Branson or Branson (to whom this article is addressed), who are unlikely to go on the Branson and Sybil spot, have a chance to read it, too.
I DID NOT WRITE THIS ARTICLE. All credit goes to ladychauffeurs@tumblr.
I saw this brilliant article by GreenKneeHighs@tumblr, and I posted it to the Branson and Sybil spot, but I felt I should post it here, too, because I figure most Sybil/Branson fans are also fans of Branson, so would support this article without question, when the people who really NEED to read this are those Downton Abbey fans who don't like Sybil/Branson or Branson. I think this article really puts into perspective some of the comments Branson has made that have proved unpopular with the fandom.
Realism, it ain’t. In the world of Downton Abbey, war is a weekend sport and young ladies can kill Turkish diplomats with sex. The characters, when not in the midst of a pause, race through history and the corridors of Highclere Castle with breath-taking speed and dramatic flair. Some people swear by the show, calling it "compulsively watchable"; others ridicule its stylized dramatics and...
“My own belief is that Mary, whether you like her or dislike her, is a hard worker, and she’s practical,” Fellowes explains. “I think she will employ the kind of advice that she needs [to manage the estate].
DA will end after season six. I honestly kinda admire them for choosing to end it, rather than just allowing it to drag on year after year.
Here's hoping they give us a satisfying end to this wonderful show!
Posted over a year ago