Amph "What is a weekend?" The Downton Abbey Adoration Thread (unhighlighted spoilers after UK eps. air)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Everton, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    I know!! Even more exciting!!
  2. OBIWAN-JR Force Ghost

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    I have not watched this program.


    -JR :)
  3. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  4. Everton Chosen One

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  5. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I must say, though, Pinot Gris goes very well with this series. ;)
  6. Everton Chosen One

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    I've taken ultimate precautions and blacked out some details (never post a ticket online! :-B ), but I also couldn't resist posting this:

    [image=http://www.bluealert.co.uk/images/downton_ticket.jpg]

    Present will be Jullian Fellowes, his wife, a producer and Matthew Crawley. :cool:
  7. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    Bah. Why did I ever leave?
  8. Everton Chosen One

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    I can even park at work. The venue is only two minutes away.
  9. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    Soo...I guess I can't watch BBC iplayer without a TV license?! So I'm thinking I'm going to have to find other ways of watching Downton Abbey. I don't really want to pay for a TV license for one show.
  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    You can do it like me - torrent it. ;)
  11. Everton Chosen One

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    Yes if you're not going to pay the licence fee, and not willing to simply watch it on iPlayer anyway (I never had one at University), then downloading is your only option.

    EDIT: [face_blush] ITV shows aren't on the iPlayer. But they are on ITV Player, which might well be licence fee free.
  12. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    Got the blurays. Gorgeous.
  13. Everton Chosen One

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  14. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    It's going to be hard watching the second season in standard def, that's for sure :p
  15. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    It's not on the BBC, not sure if ITV player will let you watch.

    But in regards to only watching one show, what about Doctor Who, Sherlock & the many other good shows the BBC produces?

    Downton Abbey is about the only thing ITV does that is worth watching, apart from football and Primeval :p
  16. Everton Chosen One

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    Yeah. :( I don't have HDTV service at home so will have to make do.

    Bit of a shame there'll be ad breaks, too.
  17. G-FETT Force Ghost

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    Somehow this passed me by when it first aired. :oops: I'll have to get the DVD's.
  18. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Thank God for the torrents, the HD version of episodes is always available within an hour after the end of the original broadcast... [face_mischief]
  19. Everton Chosen One

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    Yup! I'm so glad of that. At least my re-watch will be ad free. :D

    (oh yes, I'll be watching it again immediately after it's broadcast - or at least, as quickly as they stick the HD torrent up)
  20. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    The DW episodes are REALLY fast - the SD version is up within 10-15 minutes after the end of the broadcast, and the HD version is up within 20-40 minutes, depending. I can't remember how long it took them to upload the DA episodes, but they were pretty quick, too - definitely within an hour after the end of the broadcast.
  21. Everton Chosen One

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    Just quite literally can't wait. I DEMAND the Doctor takes me forward 24 hours.
  22. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    You would miss tonight's episode of Doctor Who??? Tsk, tsk, tsk... [face_shame_on_you]
  23. GrandAdmiralJello Emperor: Community & Lit

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    exnay on the piracy talk, por favor. grazie.
  24. Everton Chosen One

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    OMG! I am getting obsessed with Downton! :p

    I'll wait until this evening before summoning the TARDIS.
  25. Everton Chosen One

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    So much to blurt about, but no time.

    Monday tomorrow. :(