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Didn't Lord Grantham look well for one who'd just had his stomach removed?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    And he was knocking back the vino like there was no tomorrow.
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  2. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    One could even suggest that his speedy recovery was miraculous.

    Or do I mean unbelievable?

    One of those anyway.
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  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    I've said it before and I'll say it again - that Julian Fellowes is one lazy bloody what-I-call script writer.
  4. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter


    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.
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  5. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    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!
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  6. kittylion

    kittylion Senior commenter

    I try to model myself on the Dowager - but nobody seems impressed. :(

    I wonder if they will publish a mini-book of Dowagerisms?
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  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    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 :eek: :rolleyes:;)
  8. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    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.
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  9. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    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"
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  10. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    I don't watch it but I hope they're all going round apologising for the empire.
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  11. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    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.
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  12. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Everyone's still watching it though!
  13. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Course they are. Good comedy.
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  14. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    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.
  15. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    Statler and Waldorf!
    Dowager Maggie is the new Blanche!
  16. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I think that the scenes between Isobel and the Dowager are the only reason to watch it. Well, that and the frocks.
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  17. ScotSEN

    ScotSEN Senior commenter

    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!
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  18. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    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.
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  19. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    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.
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  20. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    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.
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