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  • Icky
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    #295890

    There’s a black guy with a perm!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6iU7p8uJ0&feature=player_embedded#t=0

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    This trailer does nothing for me and if the show were to be left off at the next emmy’s I would be the happiest I’ve ever been

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    Kevin
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    I don’t know.  Michelle Dockery was better in that short snippet for me than she was in all of last season (besides Episode 1).

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    Riley
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    I found Dockery almost laughably wooden with her line delivery here.

    Downton Abbey deserved its series slot this year more than Mad Men, Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

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    Icky
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    ^ no

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    I found Dockery almost laughably wooden with her line delivery here.

    Downton Abbey deserved its series slot this year more than Mad Men, Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

    Mad Men shouldn’t have been nominated over BE and DA deserve the nomination but in no way, shape or form is better than GoT (the best show of the year) and House of Cards.

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    CanadianFan
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    I found Dockery almost laughably wooden with her line delivery here.

    Downton Abbey deserved its series slot this year more than Mad Men, Game of Thrones and House of Cards.

    W.T.F. 

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    Riley
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    Halway through the first episode of the season last night, I was not sure how much more of this show I could take.  There are a dozen storylines and twice as many characters in play and I just did not care about any of them.  That final scene between bitch Mary and perennially Emmy-nominated Carson redeemed things a bit.

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    CanadianFan
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    Holy crap, I did not realize how little I cared about these people.

    Was Michelle Dockery always this bad, or was this episode an exception? I remember when Downton Abbey was such a (guilty) pleasure to watch, but this episode is dark and somber, and introduces so many characters that no one could possibly care about. Maggie Smith and Jim Carter were suitably excellent, though. They don’t have enough material to make an impact in any race, but I wasn’t cringing when they were on the screen. The writing in this episode was absolutely brutal. Lady Marie’s dinner scene might be my least favorite of the entire series… it’s just so goddamn clumsy.

    And why is Lord Grantham such a douche to his daughter all of a sudden? This was a chore to watch.

    (C-/D+) 

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    Junk
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    This premiere show was one of the most boring and uneventful Downton Abbey episodes ever. And those downstairs servants are more gossipy than sixteen year old tweens. Dockery was cringingly bad here.

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    GoMe91
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    I actually thought this was Michelle Dockery’s best performance (although, I’ve always liked her). However, the episode as a whole was boring…like the last Christmas episode. Certainly not as interesting/exciting as the season 3 premiere.

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    Junk
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    ^ She does redeem herself in the end (speaking of both her acting and character) in that scene with Carson where she also has a big crying scene.

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    Riley
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    How much of a bore is this season going to be?  (Did anyone else catch the second episode yesterday?)  Some parts were so bad that they induced laughter.  That will be Jim Carter’s tape because Carson has a storyline; unfortunately, Carter chose not to emote in any of it.

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    theproblemdog
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    I was planning on watching this season just to see if they could rebound from the relatively terrible/boring second half of season three, but the comments made by you and various others have persuaded me not to waste my time. I liked this show and hope it gets better, but please let us know if it doesn’t so we don’t get our hopes up too high.

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    CanadianFan
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    I liked this episode better than the premiere. It had a few scenes that were filled with energy (the dance) and a poignant ending. Let’s be honest; Jim Carter will probably never deserve his spot in the supporting actor race, but this would be a decent submission. Granted, if he makes it in this year, he will probably be ranked dead last, but at least he has *something*.

     C/C+

    Maybe Riley could answer this for me… but how are they submitting episodes to the Emmys? Will it be the American versions or the episodes that air in the UK? 
     

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