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Vintagejazz Wed 17-Sep-14 14:12:50

I believe it's back on Sunday. Hurray!

I really hope though that they focus more on Edith and less on Mary and her boring, all look the samey, suitors.

Davros Wed 17-Sep-14 14:51:39

I've been waiting for someone to start a thread there's some lovely pix in this week's RT, haven't read the article yet. I have enjoyed the trailers too. Looking forward to it

WalkingWolf Wed 17-Sep-14 14:57:59

shock I didn't know it was back on this week! The start of DA always makes me realise how close christmas is.

Am I allowed to say that last season wasn't as good as it normally is? I hope it gets better again this year.

Vintagejazz Wed 17-Sep-14 16:51:59

You are allowed Wolf. And the Christmas special was absolutely atrocious.

Davros Wed 17-Sep-14 17:34:58

Much of the last two seasons have been atrocious. But I still love it!

AtYourCervix Wed 17-Sep-14 17:38:36

Oh I love Downton.

(Watching the boxsets of the first 2 series kept me going in deepest darkest africa last year)

MTWTFSS Wed 17-Sep-14 17:42:39

I am super duper excited grin

Biscoff Wed 17-Sep-14 18:09:27

Can't wait!

GloriousGloria Thu 18-Sep-14 15:07:29

I agree with you all. Last series was awful compared to the rest.
That cousin Rose could do with tottering off somewhere new grin

May have to have a little catch up to remind myself where we are at.

ShakeYourTailFeathers Thu 18-Sep-14 20:11:45

ooh can't wait - I agree series 4 wasn't as good. Didn't stop me watching it about 4 times though!

Violetcloud Thu 18-Sep-14 21:13:58

Ooh, there are others who are going to watch it! I'm so excited grin
Although I can barely remember what happened, so may have to join Gloria in a catch up

glenthebattleostrich Thu 18-Sep-14 21:20:15

I don't think I'm going to be leaving the house until Christmas with all the new TV.

Is it wrong to treat DH to a new computer game so I can watch in peace?

OnlyLovers Fri 19-Sep-14 15:58:55

Oh, does it start that soon!?!

I lurve it. I know it's dreadful but it is a proper guilty pleasure and rich-people/posh frocks porn. [happy]

I missed the last series. Anyone know of where I could get hold of it?

WalkingWolf Sat 20-Sep-14 10:25:02

What time is it on? I'm going to have to get some snacks in ready for tomorrow.....

MTWTFSS Sat 20-Sep-14 11:07:27

But what is the perfect Downton Abbey snack?!? Drinking tea in a delicate cup and saucer with pinkie in the air is an absolute must!

tribpot Sat 20-Sep-14 11:13:09

My absolute favourite thing about Downton is the MN thread - welcome back.

I really hope one of Mary's suitors has gone bald or for some reason had to dye his hair. Or has to wear a hat. Or something to mean I can tell one from the other. Preferably they would be replaced by a redhead and a blond although really I like the fiery radical one (no idea of the name).

I hope the Freda Dudley-Ward storyline is now out of the way, I don't think Downton should try to involve historical figures as it just highlights how unrealistic a portrait of the 1920s it actually is.

Maggie Smith will get all the best lines, as per. Next Christmas special should just be her and Isabel and a couple of servants to give them someone to talk to.

MissMole Sat 20-Sep-14 11:21:39

I'm working Sunday nights (gah!) but hope to manage to use a catch up something or other.
I hope for:
Lurve, or at least a bit of action for Thomas the footman.
Ditto for Edith.
Ditto for Mary, but yes, not with some boring clone suitor.
Oh, heck, action for most! Gawd half of em are bereaved and the other half traumatised.

But. Not too much action, this is Downton after all.
So:
Some incredibly slow moving yet gorgeous background story with pointed quips from Grandmama.
Fabulous elegant outfits and hairdos.
And:
A totally unexpected and dramatic Happening, a la death in bed of Lady Mary exotic foreign sex god.

Julian should be able to manage that eh.

fairnotfair Sat 20-Sep-14 13:33:36

Oh lovely; a Downton thread. I am SO happy it's back. YY to Lady Mary's cookie-cutter suitors.

Poor old Evelyn Napier - every time he visits Downton, he brings a "friend" who cuts him out with Lady Mary. He's the eternal wingman. You'd think he'd have learned by now, but apparently not.

WalkingWolf Sun 21-Sep-14 09:11:15

Less than 12 hours to go! winkgrin

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sun 21-Sep-14 10:25:43

Hello all!

Yes I feel sorry for Evelyn too - she should have just married him when she had the chance!

Interested to see how Edith's little girl is.

tribpot Sun 21-Sep-14 11:45:55

Now Evelyn Napier is the slightly different-looking one who proposed to Mary practically as Matthew's body was being lowered into the ground, yes? Who she doesn't fancy at all. Maybe he's playing the odds, that with so few eligible men left in Britain after the First World War (and the Spanish flu) Mary's choices literally are the two dark haired clones and him.

Quivering Sun 21-Sep-14 11:51:57

Thank you! I shall now be able to get through all the difficult (cooking and emotional) and tedious (mounds of washing up and shoe shopping) things I need to do today.

I definitely want to see more of Edith and of course her grandmother.

GimmeMySquash Sun 21-Sep-14 11:55:03

Marking my place for later.

tribpot Sun 21-Sep-14 11:55:59

And the latest on Edith's babyfather - supposedly dead in Germany but I bet he's in a coma or a lunatic asylum or something, and will resurface just as Edith has found new love.

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