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mrv3000 ([personal profile] mrv3000) wrote2011-03-05 07:56 pm

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[livejournal.com profile] goldy_dollar has gone off to tumblrland, where she tells me that it's fashionable to place birds artfully in screencaps. And because I never want to be left out of a trend:





It took me a bit to get into it, but it hooked me around the third episode or so. The great thing about the writing for this is that often I thought something very predictable would happen, but then it didn't. It was nice not knowing exactly what would happen next.

The best thing, not only in this show but quite possibly in existence, was Maggie Smith vs. Penelope Wilton.


aka Professor McGonagall vs. Harriet Jones
Yes, this is as awesome as you imagine it to be.


There were quite a few other interesting characters as well, including a burgeoning suffragette, a valet with a past, and a socialist radical. But even though there was a wide range of characters, it made it really clear that pretty much everyone's lives were not their own. That included the upper classes.

But just when I got really into the story, it ended! BAH! S2 won't air until fall. At least it's fall of this year. *eyes UK TV*

[identity profile] goldy-dollar.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
LOL LOL THAT PICTURE.

When I got to the end of Downton Abbey, I was so crushed. JUST AS I HAD STARTED ROOTING FOR EVERYONE. :|

The best thing, not only in this show but quite possibly in existence, was Maggie Smith vs. Penelope Wilton.

AGREED. And Maggie Smith being the stuck-in-the-past generation when it came to all the "new technology" was hilarious.

Obligatory:



Actually I have been debating re-watching it. It's one of those shows where the dialogue was so clever I feel like I need to see it twice to catch everything. XD

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
LOL LOL THAT PICTURE.

I'M ARTISTIC.

When I got to the end of Downton Abbey, I was so crushed. JUST AS I HAD STARTED ROOTING FOR EVERYONE. :|

There were a couple I had no idea I'd start feeling sympathetic towards, but I did!

AGREED. And Maggie Smith being the stuck-in-the-past generation when it came to all the "new technology" was hilarious.

:D I loved all the little things like that.

Actually I have been debating re-watching it. It's one of those shows where the dialogue was so clever I feel like I need to see it twice to catch everything. XD

YES! I was thinking about it too, partly because it was hard keeping everyone straight in the beginning.
Edited 2011-03-06 04:32 (UTC)

[identity profile] goldy-dollar.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 04:41 am (UTC)(link)
There were a couple I had no idea I'd start feeling sympathetic towards, but I did!

Me too! I felt so sorry for Mary by the end despite what a douche she seemed to be at first. The show ended up taking this weirdly (if "weirdly" means "awesome") feminist bent about midway through which I think is also about when I started enjoying the hell out of it.

YES! I was thinking about it too, partly because it was hard keeping everyone straight in the beginning.

*nods* I have yet to watch the first two episodes and actually know who everyone is.

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 05:23 am (UTC)(link)
Me too! I felt so sorry for Mary by the end despite what a douche she seemed to be at first.

*nods* I also flopped a bit with Edith. At first I was sympathetic to her, but she got rather vicious. And then I kind of felt sorry for her by the end, but in a "you made your bed..." kind of way.

*nods* I have yet to watch the first two episodes and actually know who everyone is.

:D At first it was just a blob of upper class people and another blob of servants.

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
Man, I'm sort of failing at cut and paste today.

The show ended up taking this weirdly (if "weirdly" means "awesome") feminist bent about midway through which I think is also about when I started enjoying the hell out of it.

I really loved how the role of women was explored in various ways. Not just the suffragette stuff, but things like Mrs. Crawley being a nurse and getting so involved in the hospital.

[identity profile] goldy-dollar.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 05:36 am (UTC)(link)
Yes! And the sheer unfairness of it all that it was the wife's money that saved the estate and yet according to the term's of the will, the property could only go to a male relative. It was awful in every way but I loved watching the characters struggle through it.

[identity profile] misssara11.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
PLEASE tell me I wasn't the only one who, when Penelope Winton's character would introduce herself, would say, "Yes, I know who you are."

If I'm not, I do care, I reject your reality and substitute my own!

Also, Bates/Anna 4EVA!!!!

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 05:19 am (UTC)(link)
PLEASE tell me I wasn't the only one who, when Penelope Winton's character would introduce herself, would say, "Yes, I know who you are."

XD I totally did!

Also, Bates/Anna 4EVA!!!!

They're so sweet! Awwww!

[identity profile] frakup.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 08:12 am (UTC)(link)
I have to admit, tumblr frightens me, but if it's really all about putting pictures of birds in other pictures, I may have to give it another look. :)

I don't have much to add about Downton Abbey, but I loved loved loved Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton in it. I watched the whole thing, and I still don't remember most of the characters' names. It needs to come with an org chart to keep them straight. Also, I found it distracting that Steve from Blackpool was Matthew's butler. Made me giggle every time he was on screen.

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I have to admit, tumblr frightens me, but if it's really all about putting pictures of birds in other pictures, I may have to give it another look. :)

XD

I watched the whole thing, and I still don't remember most of the characters' names. It needs to come with an org chart to keep them straight.

There's no way I'd be able to name everyone. People are pretty much "that servant guy who's a jerk." Mwah.

[identity profile] sunnytyler001.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 09:49 am (UTC)(link)
Such a fantastic show! And I've been told there will be a Christmas special!!! :D

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Oooh, really? Yay!

[identity profile] shinyopals.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 11:27 am (UTC)(link)
I approve of your bird, Michelle. XD

And maybe I should watch Downton Abbey. People do seem to be quite fond of it.

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
I approve of your bird, Michelle. XD

Why thank you! XD

And maybe I should watch Downton Abbey. People do seem to be quite fond of it.

I think you'd like it as long as you don't mind not knowing who everyone is for a while.

[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_thirty2flavors/ 2011-03-06 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)

I think you'd like it as long as you don't mind not knowing who everyone is for a while.


LOL Oh god I hate that. I am not very good with faces in the first place and spend most movies in a haze of confusion.

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 05:24 pm (UTC)(link)
You'd probably be pretty lost for a while in this one. :D

[identity profile] zinke.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Maggie Smith vs. Penelope Wilton, aka Professor McGonagall vs. Harriet Jones.

SO. MUCH. THIS. Personally, my money's on Flydell North. Just sayin'. *g*

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 03:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Totally! XD

I did like how they were starting to be almost friendly towards the end, but you just know there'll be many battles to come.

[identity profile] tripocket.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I had to look three times at the pic to see what the heck people were talking about. Obviously my powers of observation are broken.. or possibly the sigh factor of Nine and Rose overshadows the fact that the rock in the far right corner is not actually a rock.

As for tumbler, I just look at the ones pointed out to me via twitter and lj. My life has been hijacked enough by those. :)

[identity profile] mrv3000.livejournal.com 2011-03-06 03:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it just means that the bird is so ~artistic~ it blended right in and simply added to the overall visual effect. *nods*