My dad rang me to let me know that the 'new' series of Downton was on and I asked him if he was sure that it wasn't the first series repeated and he was adamant it was a new series (was rather surprised, as I hadn't been expecting one until later in the year). I went off to put a reminder on our telly, but couldn't find it. Unsurprisingly it was being advertised as a new series in Scotland because it hadn't been shown there yet! Silly us! My dad had managed to watch it on ITV London on Sky, so it wasn;t a new series for him.
You'll have to let us know how you get on with the rest of the series. I loved it!
I hope the second series start was all that we hoped for!
At the US Emmy Awards last night, Downton Abbey won 4 awards! Maggie Smith won for Best Supporting Actress, Brian Perceval for best directing, Julian Fellowes accepted two awards, one for best writing in a miniseries, and the overall category of 'best miniseries or movie'. I believe it was nominated for 11 awards, which is amazing in itself. I didn't see the whole program, but Elizabeth McGovern was nominated for best actress but lost to Kate Winslet.
Also, I saw a picture of Jason O'Mara (Fergal) as a presenter. He is starring in a new series called 'Terra Nova' which is about a time warp and dinosaurs. Doesn't look interesting to me, but glad he is getting work! I was just surprised to see him as a presenter in this award program. Great stuff!
Post by hisgirltoday on Sept 19, 2011 16:58:54 GMT
Great news for Downtown Abbey and PBS, too! I hope their continue success increases some awareness and support for pbs, as I would be a very sad girl with no tv to watch if it disappeared!
Nancy -- I do know of an awesome youtube channel that you might be interested in if you find some of the brit show's journeys across the pond a bit long. I will have to check my viewing history for the username -- there are TONS of classics and contemporaries up, so even before they make it. I usually wait for masterpiece since it perks up my Sunday evenings, but there's more than that on there.
How're people enjoying the second series? I'm so pleased to have it back. Bit of a surprise to see a certain person back in it - makes it interesting though. I don't want to say too much, as I don't want to spoil it for others who haven't got S2 yet.
Downton Abbey is still as good as ever, I'm really enjoying this second series. The storyline brilliant, well done our Julian! The costumes are amazing!
I heard on local radio this morning that the last episode of this series will be shown on Christmas Day! to coincide with Corrie and Eastenders etc. Great! At last something decent to watch over Christmas ;D and also there will only be one more series to be set in the 1920's.
I believe Julian Fellowes is going to write a similar kind of series involving the Titanic!
Best news I have had for ages Marie a decent programme that knocks off Eastenders off as that is one show I can't stand, if there is one programme to made you feel like hitting the bottle it has to be Eastenders, in the few that I have been forced to see not once has anyone ever smiled and why does everyone have to shout at each other all the time, wife loves it so you can imagine the remote loses it's batteries if I know it's coming on.
Yes I read Julian has penned a mini Titanic series to coinside with the 100th anniversery of the sinking, I told it is in widescreen and does not sink this time? should be good as when I was a boy I was fasinated by the story of the Titanin and when Steven Spielberg did the movie it rekindled my interest.
I so agree with you Stephen, I think I stopped watching Eastenders when suddenly, years ago, it was all about rape/murders etc. and like you said, nobody smiled. I really like to be entertained by tv not have to watch that kind of thing. I must admit I have watched the odd Corrie but probably about once a year!
In a way, Downton, is slightly similar (with the WW1 going on etc) to the old Upstairs Downstairs series of long ago, that went on for years, based in the heart of London but still with the 'upper class' living upstairs and the servants 'downstairs'. Also with great story lines and bringing home the differences in society in those days.
I agree about Christmas, there's usually nothing on the telly to interest me, but I will tune in for Downton. Interesting about the series in the 20s. Pleased there'll be another, even if it is the last.
Did you read about the story with the Turkish Diplomat being based on a true story? Interesting!
Yes, the Titanic series is scheduled for next Spring I've heard.
I was reading that last week there was an auction in aid of help for heros at Highclere Castle where they film Downton, one of the prizes was to be an extra on a live set of Downton Abbey, dare say it went to someone with loads of money and would have been far better if it was a raffle, then I may have been in with a chance of chatting up Lady Mary.
what great fun! I have a feeling that 'Lady Mary' would only be interested in someone with pots of money (to save the estate) or a uniform . The extra will probably be a one second shot of a village person, perhaps walking past or something like that, or a church member. That reminds me, one of our boglies was an extra in Monarch - I can't remember who it was!
Yippie !! Next Saturday series 2 will start on Dutch Telly !!! Only.... there are days there's really nothing on telly and now on Saturday I always watch Strictly Come dancing on BBC, and at the same time Downton Abbey will be on.
When we're not at home I shall have to decide : what will I record ??!!!
Marie, That was Laura, you know, we met her at Ardverikie's Place, she was in a series 5 episode, at the Restaurant as far I remember.
Yes totally agree Marie, great episode and am I right is saying next week is the last in the series shame if it is? well there is the Christmas special to look forward to. Going back to last nights episode great to see Thomas get his just DERSERTS or should I say cake on his face!
100% agree Marie, Maggie Smith plays the part superbly and her remarks are really to the point but on the funny side if you know what I mean, what will we do on a Sunday now, looks like it's back to the Scrabble, trouble is my wife beats me all the time ~ at Scrabble that is.
I saw last Night epi 1 of series 2. I loved every minute of it Such a good series it is. It's long time ago that I've seen such a wonderful (costume)drama. Not only the actors are good, it's the script, the whole entourage. Only one character I don't like you can probably all guess who.... that Thomas.