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Offline Suzanne

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Royalty in Downton Abbey
« on: May 05, 2012, 11:16:12 AM »
It's interesting how royalty never appears in the series Downton Abbey but their activities off screen have a profound influence on nobility and servants alike:

http://www.royalhistorian.com/you-will-not-be-received-at-court-royal-references-in-downton-abbey/

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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 09:20:44 PM »
I thought there was a few times that either the King was mentioned here or there in the Downton world.
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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 09:50:07 PM »
The King is mentioned but "the season" always takes place off camera!

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 04:04:54 AM »
One of the girls has same age as the G.D. Olga, I think Lady Mary ... interesting!
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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2014, 04:53:26 PM »
It's interesting how royalty never appears in the series Downton Abbey but their activities off screen have a profound influence on nobility and servants alike:

http://www.royalhistorian.com/you-will-not-be-received-at-court-royal-references-in-downton-abbey/

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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 03:30:03 AM »
The latest Christmas special includes a presentation at court, complete with George V in a very fake beard, plus rather better likenesses of Queen Mary and the future Duke of Windsor.

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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 07:32:20 AM »
I thought we were keeping secrets until the American audience had the broadcast.
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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 08:52:10 AM »
Sorry, but I have avoided going into details.

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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 09:42:33 AM »
This American has already seen the new season, but yes, please don't spoil the fun for the rest of we Yanks who haven't yet seen it.

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2014, 03:50:42 PM »
Now that the season is over, time to state that the infusion of King George and Queen Mary into the final episode seemed utterly awkward and silly. Little tramp Rose catches the attention of both the King and Prince of Wales? Oy. Then the Crawleys scam their way into a private hotel room to steal already stolen property? I thought I was watching Topkapi instead of Downton Abbey.
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Re: Royalty in Downton Abbey
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 05:11:22 PM »
What! You didn't like your one (or two) hours of Zoloft!  First three years were fine.  Now it's time to  end the story.  I think this fourth season is only to set up for the fifth. I predict that Nazis will make a presence in the fifth. 
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2014, 03:09:22 PM »
What! You didn't like your one (or two) hours of Zoloft!  First three years were fine.  Now it's time to  end the story.  I think this fourth season is only to set up for the fifth. I predict that Nazis will make a presence in the fifth. 
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LOL! Indeed. Who would have thought a terrific period piece would have morphed into Dallas in a mere few episodes. The 4th season was more like a diversity fair in San Francisco than noble lifestyles of 1920s England.

and yes, looks like the coming of the Nazis are all set to march in. Hopefully, this will distract the writers enough to lose the character of Shirley MacLaine. Did they make her look so bad or is she really that aged? 79 is up there, but for Hollywood, there are ways to accomodate. She has looked like a cross between Bozo the Clown and Norma Desmond.
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