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Southern Fan
I'm your huckleberry
Member since Apr 2008
21431 posts

re: Downton Abbey?


I found myself doing other things like, oh, working or going to take a shit

I'm a big fan of the second.

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Providence Fan
Member since Nov 2008
11089 posts

re: Downton Abbey?
Awesome series that you will enjoy until the end of season 3. Then you will regret watching it like the rest of us.

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New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2005
37934 posts

re: Downton Abbey?

Lord Grantham becomes a bully and a buffoon. He's practically a villain by the end of the season.

I'm really surprised you feel this way. Lord Grantham represents the old traditions and I thought they did a good job of showing how people used to the old ways had to adapt or die.

Member since Jun 2012
4554 posts

re: Downton Abbey?
He becomes a buffoon and does not learn from his mistakes. It took Matthew's stroke of ridiculous luck and imposing his will upon him to ensure he didn't make anymore poor investments.
This post was edited on 3/14 at 2:24 pm

Formerly MDGeaux
Member since Sep 2003
45775 posts

re: Downton Abbey?
Yeah, there's reluctance to change with the times and outright hostility to anyone who even slightly threatens his exhaulted place in the social heirarchy. He goes from wanting Matthew to be involved in the running of the manor in S1 to being directly hostile to any of his suggestions in S3, and trying to just ignore problems. It was so out of character for him to be, well, a bad person. Too tied to tradition? Sure. But hateful? And staggeringly dumb?

Tennessee Fan
Member since Oct 2012
2058 posts

re: Downton Abbey?
I watched the first 3 parts of season 1 last night and really enjoyed it will hopefully finish it today.

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Georgia Fan
Georgia - Class of '75
Member since Oct 2008
20307 posts

re: Downton Abbey?

After what happened at the end of Season 3 (the Christmas Special) I'm officially done with the show.

My wife and I lost interest as well. I understand when a show has contractual issues but the way they managed the end of season 3 was terrible.

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Montana Fan
Walmart Parking Lot
Member since Jul 2005
6699 posts

re: Downton Abbey?
That was bad. And his wife after a certain major incident (avoiding spoilers) turns into an evil bitch but then reverts back to normal in an instant when the doctor decides to give him cover with a pretty lame story.

I hope they get back to the quality of season one but that seems nearly impossible from where they find themselves now.

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