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Is it worth getting into Downton?

(11 Posts)
Sastra Mon 24-Sep-12 18:39:43

I'm on Mat Leave so looking for box sets. Is Downton actually as good as everyone says it is?

Pinner35 Mon 24-Sep-12 20:49:51

Yes! It's fab. I was a latecomer, but watched series 1 and 2 over a weekend. I am hooked.

SuePurblybilt Mon 24-Sep-12 20:57:14

It is brilliant in its crapness. I love it most of all things - how have you survived this long without it?
Get watching and catch up, you'll be at the edge of the sofa come Christmas.

MonsterBookOfTysons Mon 24-Sep-12 21:00:09

Yes, its brilliant.

Kingcyrolophosarus Mon 24-Sep-12 21:04:17

God yes
I wish I had it to watch all over again!

Sastra Mon 24-Sep-12 22:03:31

grin sold!

ppeatfruit Tue 25-Sep-12 16:02:06

If you like well acted and directed but slightly cheesy historic soaps with lavish costumes and sets (in a real house) also slow enough to almost make sense of blush then you'll love it sastra I do; probably more a female thing than blokey!

PostBellumBugsy Tue 25-Sep-12 16:03:53

I also tried to get into it late & found it annoys me beyond belief - but I realise I'm in the minorty.

MamaMary Tue 25-Sep-12 16:06:12

It's utter rubbish but very, very watchable grin

ppeatfruit Tue 25-Sep-12 16:15:19

Postbellum IKWYM the Anna/ Bates plot pisses me off but the rest is very enjoyable esp. if you compare it to other historic stuff like The Hour.

DiscretionGuaranteed Tue 25-Sep-12 16:20:45

High quality tosh - it's what maternity leave was designed for.

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