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Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby brothers » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:46 pm

Looking forward to watching it.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Kyle76 » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:40 am

What's this George Clooney stuff I'm hearing about? Plus, I don't think it's the final season, is it? I thought they were under contract for at least one more.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby brothers » Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:58 am

You know more than I do. 8)
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Rufus » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:53 pm

I hope this is truly the final. The series is well past its best before date..."enough is as good as a feast".
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby jww » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:46 pm

Think you are referring to Season 5, which officially finishes in the UK tomorrow with their Christmas special. Season 6 was confirmed early November .... and Julian Fellowes has signed up. This guy -- makes gobs of money sounding like he's the smartest guy on the planet .... he is entertaining to watch and listen to (not a bad character actor either -- watch him as Lord Killwillie in Monarch of the Glen).
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Rufus » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:24 pm

jww wrote:Think you are referring to Season 5, which officially finishes in the UK tomorrow with their Christmas special. Season 6 was confirmed early November .... and Julian Fellowes has signed up. This guy -- makes gobs of money sounding like he's the smartest guy on the planet .... he is entertaining to watch and listen to (not a bad character actor either -- watch him as Lord Killwillie in Monarch of the Glen).


Nooooooooo, not another season #-o I guess they're are milking it for all it's worth; as PT Barnam said, there's one born every minute. I do agree, however, that Fellowes was excellent as Killwillie in M of the G.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Squire » Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:46 pm

Ah, oh well, I'll probably watch it through the final segment anyway.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby brothers » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:44 pm

We've decided the new season is on track. Worth watching more episodes. Not bad.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby brothers » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:55 pm

As of yesterday, now we can begin enjoying what they say is the final season. Watched it tonight, and it wasn't bad.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:27 am

Im waiting for episode 4(?) and then buying the season from amazon so that i can binge watch :D

My deal: no spoilers for the first 4 from you gents, and i promise not to say anything about the last set. Deal????????? lol

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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby jww » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:08 am

Check out SimplyJune.org gents --- the entire series became available as each episode was broadcast in the US. Including the Christmas special.

We watched it back in November/December ...... I won't comment on anything beyond episodes that were shown.

I will say that some characters get better, and some, in my estimation, get worse. :-$
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Rufus » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:58 pm

Rufus wrote:
jww wrote:Think you are referring to Season 5, which officially finishes in the UK tomorrow with their Christmas special. Season 6 was confirmed early November .... and Julian Fellowes has signed up. This guy -- makes gobs of money sounding like he's the smartest guy on the planet .... he is entertaining to watch and listen to (not a bad character actor either -- watch him as Lord Killwillie in Monarch of the Glen).


Nooooooooo, not another season #-o I guess they're are milking it for all it's worth; as PT Barnam said, there's one born every minute. I do agree, however, that Fellowes was excellent as Killwillie in M of the G.


SWMBO has insisted on watching the final season and I will be retreating to my study each episode.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Squire » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:35 pm

The kids think it's funny as hell I watch this stuff. Dad, you know you can get youtube on your Roku, doncha?
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby jww » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:07 pm

If you haven't seen them yet, the 2011 Red Nose and Text For Santa from a couple of years later are both excellent.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Chaps » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:23 pm

Since we support PBS, they sent us Season 6 right after the first episode aired earlier this month and we had a Downton Abbey marathon when it arrived.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Gareth » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:15 pm

Seen it - all I will say is it is left very open-ended so I'm not assuming this is really it.

This has to be one of the very rare occasions when the UK is actually ahead of The USA/Canada on something...

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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby Kyle76 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:21 am

Gareth wrote:This has to be one of the very rare occasions when the UK is actually ahead of The USA/Canada on something...

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Actually, Gareth, public television around here is littered with reruns of British television series, many decades old. On Saturday nights, we get back-to-back episodes of "Keeping Up Appearances" that must be 25+ years old.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby brothers » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:51 pm

I used to enjoy All Things Great and Small. I haven't checked anywhere to find out if it's available.
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Re: Downton Abbey's final season USA begins on Jan. 4

Postby jww » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:58 pm

Gareth wrote:Seen it - all I will say is it is left very open-ended so I'm not assuming this is really it.

This has to be one of the very rare occasions when the UK is actually ahead of The USA/Canada on something...

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I would say that the UK is well ahead of us in a number of areas. I recall in 2003 on a visit, seeing an old Nissan Micra with remote locking capabilities on the key fob. They have long had the single key/remote on European and UK cars for many years --- something only now being embraced by North American and Asian manufacturers.

While they may not have the legendary service of LL Bean, I have found working with a number of bespoke companies, they have gone well beyond the call of duty -- for example recently. my wife purchased a satchel from Zatchels and it turned out to be too small for her needs. When she called in and asked about whether she could upgrade for the difference, they insisted on replacing the one she bought for no cost --- including the shipping cost to Canada, and they told her to keep the original bag as an apology for the inconvenience. Emma Bridgewater is another company who are always standing behind their products ---- providing free shipping often, discounting pieces, and replacing items which had small imperfections, again insisting that we keep the initial product as an apology.

On another interesting front -- I noticed that ApplePay and Samsung Pay were front and centre in every bank, and many stores, including the post offices. I barely see these here on this side of the pond.

Back to Downton Abbey -- hope you all are enjoying it. The Christmas special is the real final episode, leaving plenty of open switches .... I won't spoil it for those of you who are still watching.
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