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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Nov 1, 2015.
And he was knocking back the vino like there was no tomorrow.
One could even suggest that his speedy recovery was miraculous.
Or do I mean unbelievable?
One of those anyway.
I've said it before and I'll say it again - that Julian Fellowes is one lazy bloody what-I-call script writer.
It's just as well it's almost over!
I'm only watching it for the Dowager's one-liners and the frocks but did think that the bit in last week's episode where the females in the family were showing the public around was really quite funny.
I wonder if the Dowager countess of Grantham would really have said,"not if I see you first" *had she been a real person in that era; too funny!
I try to model myself on the Dowager - but nobody seems impressed.
I wonder if they will publish a mini-book of Dowagerisms?
I think it comes naturally with time, that's judging from mother and other older family members! I too look forward to it though, I feel I am getting there; sharp as a pin and as intolerant as a lactose intolerant stomach after a large tub of yogurt has been ingested
Many people have commented over the years that Downton has been on that the relationship between staff and toffs is far too chummy; I'm also much amused by how much time the staff appear to have free and how often they can just dob off somewhere at a moment's notice, often in a group.
The show is a hoot, as it retrojects 2015 to 1925.
Notice that new word what I've coined - retroject - "to project current cultural values into the characters of a past setting"
I don't watch it but I hope they're all going round apologising for the empire.
Mrs Patmore's bought, done up and furnished a house that she's running as a B&B in between cooking 10 course banquets for the Granthams and evening meals for the Carsons.
Everyone's still watching it though!
Course they are. Good comedy.
As one who sells Art Deco era magazine adverts, I have to say Downton is a godsend - especially the frocks and the cars. Anything with young women resembling Lady Mary and Lady Edith is going like hotcakes.
What gets on my nerves is the routinely anachronistic dialogue, as if Daisy is seriously going to exclaim 'Oh My God' in a 1925 workplace setting with her superiors around. I agree with @needabreak about the Dowager's 'Not if I see you first' too.
Also - who needs Hinge & Bracket when you've got Isobel and the Dowager? They get more like a pair of Disney comedy sidekicks every week.
Statler and Waldorf!
Dowager Maggie is the new Blanche!
I think that the scenes between Isobel and the Dowager are the only reason to watch it. Well, that and the frocks.
Loved Maggie Smith's comment in Graham Norton when asked if the queen watched Downton she couldn't say but heard that she watched Midsommer Murders!
I'd like to see the Queen on Who Do You Think You Are? I bet there's some well dodgy stuff in her family background that's been carefully hidden away.
I think that would make for such overload it would fuse my works. Surely there's enough stuff that hasn't been hidden away to be going on with. I'm still reeling from the revelation that she keeps her Weetabix in a Tupperware box.
I'm trying to imagine the narration...
Cherie Lunghi (v/o): Liz is trying to find out what happened to her great uncle David, so she has come to Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps.
Liz (to man at Berchtesgaden): I'm told my uncle came here.
Man: Ah yes, he was very friendly with Herr Hitler...they had many good times drinking, singing the Horst Wessel song and discussing the annexation of Britain.