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Was Downton Abbey good television?

 
 
Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 02:40 pm
Did you see the six seasons of Downton Abbey?
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maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 02:47 pm
@Thomas33,
Thomas33 wrote:

Did you see the six seasons of Downton Abbey?


If this wasn't tagged with a "politics" label, I wouldn't have Thumbed it down to hide it from my view.
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 02:55 pm
@maporsche,
Why didn't you like seeing the politics tag?
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contrex
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 03:45 pm
Downton Abbey was crap TV.
Thomas33
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 03:54 pm
@contrex,
It was in some ways crap, but I think there were some redeeming virtues; Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley were good characters, which makes it ironic that they both died in close proximity to one another.
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TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 10:01 pm
@Thomas33,
I did and waited all week for the next installment. I loved it.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 10:08 pm
http://able2know.org/topic/205704-1
Thomas33
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 04:17 am
@TomTomBinks,
How would you compare it to other tv shows, or even movies?
Thomas33
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 04:18 am
@ehBeth,
Which was your favourite character?
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TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 10:55 pm
@Thomas33,
I can't rate it with a letter grade. I can't even compare it to other shows. I just liked it. It was engaging from the very beginning and the characters were developed just enough to keep me interested in what would happen to them next. I like the way they had the characters do the unexpected. Made them more believable. For example they would have an obviously villainous character show compassion or a generally good one show some ugly side of themselves. The plots were soap opera like but fun and you actually learned something along the way.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2016 05:03 am
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

Downton Abbey was crap TV.



Yup, a load of bullshit about a benevolent aristocracy and a time that never was.

Peaky Blinders is a lot better.

Thomas33
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2016 06:46 am
@TomTomBinks,
I think the series was at its best mid-point; the death of Sybil. A weird perception I had while watching the show was the main focus being Tom Branson and Sybil's relationship, but perhaps there never was a main focus.
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Thomas33
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2016 06:49 am
@izzythepush,
I concur with that sentiment: the show was promoting a benevolent aristocracy. That's why I tagged the topic as politics.
Although there is evidence that the aristocracy was being attacked; the show was mixed in message.
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