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When does Downton Abbey get interesting?

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JonSnowIsAProperLover Fri 21-Mar-14 20:19:32

SiL thought I'd like it. Quite like gritty historical stuff.

Am 4 episodes into series 1. So far it's fluff.

When does the good stuff happen so I can skip scenes.


Lottiedoubtie Fri 21-Mar-14 20:21:52

It is fluff, brilliant fluff.

If you're after gritty and historical you're up the wrong tree!

I love it though smile

Tambajam Fri 21-Mar-14 20:26:29

Mr Parmuk is Episode 3. That's about as thrilling as it ever gets in Season 1. Missing snuff box and Mr Parmuk.

tribpot Fri 21-Mar-14 20:30:23

This is the exact opposite of gritty historical. The best bit about Downton Abbey is the Mumsnet thread when it's on.

JonSnowIsAProperLover Fri 21-Mar-14 20:31:41

All fluff?

I'll leave it then!

Thank you!!


MisForMumNotMaid Fri 21-Mar-14 20:35:32

I found series one slow and a bit underwhelming.

Was very shocked that it went onto have series 2.

I persevered and became a real fan - I can't remember the exact point.

I think you build up an understanding of the complexity of the character relationships over time and then start to over invest emotionally on their various outcomes - finding yourself crying and fretting over fictional situations. Its Sunday night TV at its best.

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