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#996145 - 26th Dec 2015 12:32pm Finale Downton abbey
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Wasn't Downton just lovely girls (and the few boys that like it)...won't spoil it for anyone but shed a tear or two and thoroughly enjoyed it....will miss it but look forward now to Mr Selfridge 8th January and Jerico looks quite good too..

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#996150 - 26th Dec 2015 2:46pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Ive not watched it, im sure it will hit the likes of Netflix in the near future.

Maybe give it a go back to back.
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#996152 - 26th Dec 2015 3:15pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Cools, just about to watch it in half hour when we've eaten. Can't wait x

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#996153 - 26th Dec 2015 4:30pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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I thought there was a complete lack of anything happening, should have been 15 mins instead of two hours.

I was left wondering whether the script writers were making sure the programme is never resurrected.
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#996162 - 26th Dec 2015 7:12pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Well I loved it..tied up all the ends for me and ended how I wanted it to...

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#996167 - 26th Dec 2015 8:35pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Still not seen it cools. Had a long phone call to a cousin of mine in oz, then had to play barbers shop play doh with my little one. So will try again later x


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#996168 - 26th Dec 2015 8:40pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Sure you will enjoy it lollipop...wish I hadn't seen it could have watched it now not much else on that I'm interested in tonight. x

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#996171 - 26th Dec 2015 10:31pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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I have never seen a single episode of Downturn Abbey. I can't abide period dramas. People in them behave in such an unnatural way, and they miss irritating details such as books which are always old and yellowed as those that survived are today. Has it not occurred to them that at the time being depicted, they were NEW?

Also I laugh at horse drawn carriages. Inevitably they are shown bowling along a road which has grass free tracks for the wheels but pure pristine grass where the horses run. Surely it can't be just me that realises this is exactly what you get with horseless carriages? If they were used by horses, it would be grass free and probably badly poached in the centre of the road.

There are many other ridiculous anachronisms with which I won't bore you, but for me anyway, they are best avoided.

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#996174 - 26th Dec 2015 11:34pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Your dead right not to more us with anymore. Yawn!!

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#996176 - 27th Dec 2015 12:13am Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Cools, I enjoyed the final episode although I do think the last two episodes seemed to be rushed and all sewn up more rapidly than they should have been., Not enough material to make another series but too many loose ends that needed to be tied up.
So pleased Granny didn't die, and that there was no miserable ending.


I think Julian Fellows is a brilliant writer, and so far as incidentals are concerned in period dramas, it is the story line that is the interest, not if the lady wears cami knickers or bloomers. Most period dramas are in fact pretty accurate in detail.

For example ; books in the 1800 were made differently, the paper made from wood shavings was not bleached and therefore was never white like todays books. Kept in damp places they also got 'foxing' which is small brown spots or blotches. so maybe the film makers have got it right after all !

Anyway, I shall miss it as much as you Cools, but by the time next September comes around......maybe something just as good will grace our screens. I wonder if Fish bought his wife the box set ?
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#996181 - 27th Dec 2015 10:09am Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: granny]
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Nothing but whingeing from the missus as talk talk naf internet was too slow for her to watch it on catch up as it kept buffering.think she finally managed to get through it last night. Must have liked it as she brought me a cup of tea this morning. Kids got her a boxed set of DA so that should keep her quiet till 2016 ......now wheres those fishing rods?

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#996204 - 27th Dec 2015 6:40pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Of course its not true to life, its entertainment, but they had a good try at bringing it to the small screen, nice tale, watchable, wife enjoyed it, would have been no good if they had all been sacked for misdemeanors as in the bad old days, worth watching for the Dame Maggie Smith putdowns.

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#996205 - 27th Dec 2015 6:46pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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I do think the producer should have made more of an effort to put more Drama into it,The last episode was boring .
One of these programs you sit and wait for something exciting to happen and it never does.

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#996207 - 27th Dec 2015 7:23pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Oh it seems just me thought Downton was great...I'm just do much of a fan that they could have just sat around and I would have enjoyed it. Don't soppose they could do much else as it was a case of just tidying up and letting us know how everyone fared. Couldn't really start anymore storylines with it ending , I just liked the way everyone was made happy , Edith and the Bates and even Barrow made good it made me feel happy...

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#996208 - 27th Dec 2015 7:33pm Re: Finale Downton abbey [Re: cools]
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Oh it seems just me thought Downton was great...I'm just do much of a fan that they could have just sat around and I would have enjoyed it. Don't soppose they could do much else as it was a case of just tidying up and letting us know how everyone fared. Couldn't really start anymore storylines with it ending , I just liked the way everyone was made happy , Edith and the Bates and even Barrow made good it made me feel happy...
Glad you enjoyed it Cools ,Maybe others did too.
I did love the huge xmas tree and deco though lol.
I bet you looking forward to watching Mr selfrdge.

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