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Guide by kelseyjayne25 posted 3 months ago
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Season 1
2.New Heir
3.Mary's Shame
4.The Fair
5.The Flower Show
6. Past and Future
7. The Miscarriage

Season 2
1. Prayers for Soldiers
2. Life During War
3. Recovery for Strangers, Secrets for Friends
4. Returning or Leaving
5. Wounds
6. Refugees
7. Standing on one's own
8. Two Weddings and a funeral
9. Guilty Parties

Season 3
2. Good Stubbornness
3. Touching Concerns (and a Breakup)
4. out of misfortune
5. Truth and Birth (1st tragedy)
6. Moving on
7. Relations
8. Fertility
9. Stalking (2nd tragedy)

Season 4
1. Importance of Life
2. Old loves
3. the rape (3rd tragedy)
4. Cooking in the kitchen/relationships cooking up
5. second chances
6. vanishing things, remarriage pondered
7. minds can be changed
Opinion by DR76 posted over a year ago
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"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. But I figured that series creator, Julian Fellowes, would make up for the Emmy-nominated disaster known as Series Two with an improved third season. In the end, Series Three proved to be an improvement. Somewhat.

What did I like about Series Three of "DOWNTON ABBEY"? It possessed three plot lines that I found a good deal to admire:

[i]1) The estate's financial crisis
Opinion by DR76 posted over a year ago
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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 disruption in the line for the Grantham earldom forced Lord Grantham to seek his next heir, due to the fact that the title and estates only pass to male Crawleys and not to any of his three daughters. Lord Grantham's new heir turns out to be his third cousin once removed, Matthew Crawley.

Introduced at the end of the series' first episode, Matthew is a solicitor from Manchester, who lives with his widowed mother, former nurse Mrs. Isobel Crawley. When he receives word that he is to be the Earl of Grantham's new heir, Matthew does not seem particular pleased. He is very reluctant...