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Melanie_Murray
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Who's down for Downton Abbey?

I am woefully, inadequately, shamefully late to the DA party - especially for someone who's crazed about historical fiction like I am!

 

So, anyone here like this show and planning on tuning in for Season Two - it starts on PBS Sunday, and my DVR is set!

 

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1  

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Melanie_Murray wrote:

I am woefully, inadequately, shamefully late to the DA party - especially for someone who's crazed about historical fiction like I am!

 

So, anyone here like this show and planning on tuning in for Season Two - it starts on PBS Sunday, and my DVR is set!

 

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1  


I've heard lots of good things about it, but haven't seen it yet.

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Re: Who's down for Downton Abbey?


Melanie_Murray wrote:

I am woefully, inadequately, shamefully late to the DA party - especially for someone who's crazed about historical fiction like I am!

 

So, anyone here like this show and planning on tuning in for Season Two - it starts on PBS Sunday, and my DVR is set!

 

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 1  


I'm with you Melanie - I fear I have to catch up !! I hear really good things about it so I guess I'll rent Season 1.

 

Anne

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Re: Who's down for Downton Abbey?

I am halfway through season one - it is historical heaven! It makes even the servants dreamy...

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I LOVE Downton Abbey! I discovered it late too, really late.  In fact, I only watched the first season this past week.  Fortunately, PBS has the season 2 episodes to watch online.  I watched epi one last night and will watch epi 2 tonight and keep going from there.  I find myself crushing on Matthew Crawley.  :smileyhappy:

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I'm even later - I just started watching Season 1 this weekend - LOVE IT !!!!

 

Anne

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Downton Shabby: Unofficial collection of jewellery unveiled by U.S. TV network

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2090857/Downton-Abbey-memorabilia-offer-U-S-TV-network....

 

The unofficial collection and how much it will cost to look like the stars of Downton Abbey

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Re: Who's down for Downton Abbey?


becke_davis wrote:

 

Downton Shabby: Unofficial collection of jewellery unveiled by U.S. TV network

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2090857/Downton-Abbey-memorabilia-offer-U-S-TV-network....

 

The unofficial collection and how much it will cost to look like the stars of Downton Abbey


I WANT ALL OF IT!!!!!

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Melanie_Murray wrote:

becke_davis wrote:

 

Downton Shabby: Unofficial collection of jewellery unveiled by U.S. TV network

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2090857/Downton-Abbey-memorabilia-offer-U-S-TV-network....

 

The unofficial collection and how much it will cost to look like the stars of Downton Abbey


I WANT ALL OF IT!!!!!


I have a long string of (fake) pearls that I've had for ages - they look just like these. Maybe my old stuff will come back in fashion again! 

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Re: Who's down for Downton Abbey?

I just found this thread and I'm thrilled. As a huge fan of the BBC and PBS period productions, I knew Downpton Abby would be a sure thing! I watched last season and of course I'm watching this season and DVR-ing too so I can watch over and over. If you like this time period you might want to read "Fall of Giants" by Ken Follett, great book. Just hoping you are all enjoying, the only thing that could make this show any better would be if Colin Firth were in it!
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Downton Abbey

 

 

Hello! I thought this group may enjoy this picture my daughter sent me. I'm new to DA too but I'm completely addicted. Isn't wonderful to have a show with real actors and dialogue? What a change from normal TV!

 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

 

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I've heard good things about it and I adore period novels/shows. I'm currently on Season 3 of 'The Tudors'. I will have to check out this show too!
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If you like the Tudors, you'll most likely love Downton Abbey!

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I have never seen the Tudors but heard a lot about it. Did you guys like it? And do you read a books based on that time?

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I love the series for it's drama, romance, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Henry Cavill. :smileywink: I've read a few historical books, including The Other Boleyn Girl (Tudor era) and the Cousin's War Series (The White Queen, The Red Queen, and The Lady of the Rivers - pre-Tudor era), all by Philippa Gregory. Each book is very intriguing in it's historical nature. Makes you almost want to live back in that time era, without being beheaded for treason. Ha!

 

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The Red Queen (Cousins' War Series #2) 

 

 

 I haven't read all the Phillipa Gregory books but the ones I have read are fascinating. We Americans tend to think our politics are over the top with drama but we don't have anything over the middle ages. The last one I read was The Red Queen.

 

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