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Downton Abbey

 
 
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2013 07:10 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Life is nothing more than a glorified soap opera.


Could be, Finn.

Some people think golf is life in microcosm. Golfers think life is golf in microcosm.

Six of one...
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jan, 2013 09:07 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Then you shouldn't dismiss the show.
contrex
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2013 05:45 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Life is nothing more than a glorified soap opera.


Soap operas are structured fictional narratives, whereas life isn't. Or is it?

Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2013 05:51 am
@contrex,
Equally, they are narratives based on what the screenwriters and producers think will sell, as opposed to a genuine attempt to portray life as it is.
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jan, 2013 07:43 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Quote:
Then you shouldn't dismiss the show.


Huh???
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Lash
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jan, 2013 08:26 pm
Oh dear, I am stuck on this show. I was SHOCKED I tell you at the last installment. Reading to catch up.
Lash
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jan, 2013 08:27 pm
@boomerang,
I don't know what anything has to do with the American way of doing things. It looks like the last vestiges of feudalism.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 02:45 am
@Lash,
Lash wrote:
It looks like the last vestiges of feudalism.
Well, I think that feudalism is something different. (Feudalism ended in England with the Bill of Rights and Common Law.)
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jan, 2013 06:07 am
@Lash,
I love the show, Lash. As I mentioned earlier, it really is just a period soap opera, but I love the characters and it massages my Anglophile disposition. I too was shocked at this last episode.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 09:52 am
@Frank Apisa,
Spoilers on the next post.....




















DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 09:52 am
@DrewDad,
http://static.happyplace.com/assets/images/2013/01/51080397cfa11.png
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 10:38 am
@DrewDad,
That is almost enough to make me join Facebook!
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Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 12:29 pm
@DrewDad,
I did not look at the next post, but is it stuff from England? I've seen all episodes aired in America. Answer me by PM, DrewDad...I will not come back here if major spoilers have been posted.
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 12:58 pm
@Frank Apisa,
I don't click the link until I've watched the most current episode. That way I know I won't hit a spoiler.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 31 Jan, 2013 02:38 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

I did not look at the next post, but is it stuff from England? I've seen all episodes aired in America. Answer me by PM, DrewDad...I will not come back here if major spoilers have been posted.

No, it's for the episode that aired in the States last weekend.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 1 Feb, 2013 02:31 am
@Frank Apisa,
So you've not seen the episode where Captain Kirk gets pushed through a wormhole into the grounds of Downton? The battle scene with the Klingons is probably the finest piece of TV this year alone.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2013 01:23 am
Just saw the finale of season 3, and all I can say is, Julian Fellowes is an evil, sadistic person.

The car Matthew was driving was out-of-period, I think. The time frame had to be about 1920-21, and the car whatever it was looked to be something around late 20s or 1930.

They're supposed to be starting production on season 4 right around now, with whover is left alive.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2013 08:19 am
@MontereyJack,
I think they should completely reverse directions, and make it into a zombie flick.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2013 10:57 am
@MontereyJack,
I had read that the actor who plays Matthew wasn't coming back for season 4 so I knew he had to get killed. I'm just glad he got to see the baby.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2013 01:26 pm
I don't know if Ripper Street has made it over to America yet, but that's another costume drama with an eye on the American market. It's quite gritty though.
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