Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Downton Abbey

UK peeps, were any of you down with this show?

Over the past week, it's been mentioned often on my Twitter feed (due to its Emmy nominations), so I decided to check it out. 2 episodes in, I have to say that I'm enjoying it. I mean, it's pretty much --and I'm being lazy here -- Gosford Park: The Series, without the high powered cast, and (as far as I know) the murder mystery.

Errr...can we please stop using music from Scala & Kolacny Brothers in trailers?



The Great Gats, B said...

I'm embarrassed to say I've never even heard of this and I only recognise 4 of the people in it.

Inevitable that ITV would come with this after the BBC's successful reboot of Upstairs, Downstairs, I guess.

Boothe said...

Just realized that this series was created and written by Julian Fellowes, who also wrote Gosford Park.

Upstairs/Downstairs sounds vaguely familiar. I'm guessing it's a pretty well known series.

The girls playing the eldest and youngest daughters (Michelle Dockery, Jessica Brown-Findlay) can get it.

Mr Bozack said...

Yuk. If you're looking for Brit drama, you should be fukin with Hollyoaks or Eldorado. Or, if I had to be serious, maybe This Is England '86.

The Great Gats, B said...

Or maybe even Doctors and Family Affairs.

Boothe said...

'Yuk' at this particular series, or do you just not like this type of aristocratic drama?

People over here (North America) seem to be enjoying the show. Maybe because it's not as played out as the many procedurals we get on network television.

You guys are kidders with the shows you're suggesting. I keep googling them on some "hmmmmm", but then end up on some, naaaah.

Unmarked Door said...

Sorry bro, but the only way I will ever watch a UK made for TV costume drama, is if all the characters are armed with pipe bombs.

Seriously. I hate this stuff.

Mr Bozack said...

Ha yeh we can't move for period stuff over here.

Seriously, This Is England's worth a butcher's.

Boothe said...

But it has Dame Minerva McGonagall in it.


Ah, the hell with the lot of ya. I'm gonna continue watching these rich people with problems.