The Honourable Thread of Downton Abbey - The Third

(610 Posts)
Moln Fri 19-Oct-12 19:34:18

Who filled up the last thread? Hmm?

All I wanted to say was Jonathan Rhys Meyers?

No!! I don't like him and he's a pants actor.

ripsishere Mon 26-Nov-12 07:21:47

But was she saved in time? could she have had carnal knowledge of the cad before Super Matt flew in to save her.
I'm on a roll now. Shirley Macleaine was so miscast. She has had so much work done, I almost didn't recognize her.
Still adore Daisy and Mrs Patmore. I did read that there is possibly a romance for Mrs P in the next series. I hope so.

diddl Mon 26-Nov-12 07:45:25

Some more time with the staff might be more interesting as the upstairs lot do fuck all.

Just noticed my typo in ppblushgrin

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 27-Nov-12 01:42:11

I've re-watched the whole series with a friend from the US. I was underwhelmed as it was going on, but for me it makes a huge difference to watch it virtually continuously...the individual episodes can be a bit meh in parts, but taken as a whole it comes together nicely.

I think it's a really strong series actually..! (Yikes and prepares to be flamed!) Much better than series two which seems like a panto in comparison. However, the Bates jail scenes still make no more sense.

"Do you know what's actually happening? What are they saying" Yank friend.

"No idea."

Now, Dan Stevens. Very big for his boots these days, isn't he? My friend is from New York too and apparently the Heiress isn't all that at all, accd to her.

I hope that JF comes up with an even better looking, sexier heir. What will Isobel do though?? Forget about Mary, Matthew's woman number one will be at a loose end!

I've got Mary and Tom running off together.

ripsishere Tue 27-Nov-12 01:50:03

Interesting idea. I think Tom will go off with Daisy since she will be the new farmer and hid GF was a sheep farmer.

LadyHarrietdeSpook Tue 27-Nov-12 09:41:47

I had one last thought.

I mean - after series one Dan Stevens was already always going to be: That Guy Who Played MC on Downton.

If he goes, he's just going to be That Guy Who Played MC and Ruined Downton when he left.

diddl Tue 27-Nov-12 13:08:52

Well I won´t be surprised if he does leave.

His character is a boring wimp now-no wonder he wants out.

But I guess Mary will be pregnant with an heir, so who needs him anyway??

I enjoyed the first series, but the characters are ridiculous now.

Mary a spoilt nag, Robert a pathetic, bumbling, pompous twat.

The only ones I find interesting are Edith & Isobel.

And JF seems to hate Edith!

squoosh Tue 27-Nov-12 13:12:30

I don't like Matthew and don't think DS is any great shakes as an actor but I do think he'd be a fool not to take advantages of whatever offers are being made to him. Better to leave while the show is still a hit rather than hanging on till it finishes with a whimper.

diddl Tue 27-Nov-12 13:28:20

I don´t see how him leaving could ruin it-JF seems to have done well enough on that score!

ripsishere Wed 28-Nov-12 05:53:15

smile and nod in agreement at JF ruining it.
DD is of the opinion that the housekeeper, whose name I forget and the butler will end up married, having children hmm and owning a guest house in the village.
She is 11 and has no concept of menopause clearly.

diddl Fri 30-Nov-12 11:49:13

Just read in DMonline blush that DS is likely to do series 4.

So maybe that´ll be the last one?

Mary´ll have a boy, marriage for Edith, Lady Violet dies?

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