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    Downton Abbey **spoilers here now**

    It's that time again! (in the US anyway) Who's going to be watching Downton Abbey, season four on Sunday? I watched all three seasons last year and I am hooked! Can not wait to see it on Sunday.
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  2. Can't wait and they have committed to a fifth season too. Love that program.

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    I can't wait either!! I love that show! The only problem is that DD got hooked on Revenge which will air at the same time I believe, so it's going to be decision time
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    We will be watching....even John likes it. We have the DVR all set, in case their is a conflict Highclere Castle is on my bucket list
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    I will be there, too. :O)
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  6. I will be there in front of the TV on Sunday. I just saw the last episode of season 3 (which I had missed during the season) this last Sunday. It was a shocker and it made me really eager to start season 4! I've got my dh watching it, too. I'm trying to avoid reading spoilers about the new season.
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    oh yeah! we just got caught up by reviewing seasons 1-3 on DVD (season 4 will be delivered on 01/28)! cannot wait!
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    Count me among those eagerly awaiting the start of Season 4!
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    oh yeah....can. not. wait. I'm a huge DA fan!
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    can not wait!!! love that show!
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    Just got done rewatching seasons 1-3. Am excited for season four!

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    We still have the last four episodes of Season 3 to watch! It will be a marathon weekend I guess!
    Jane

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    *Raises hand* - love the show and have the first 3 seasons on DVD - I'll be watching!
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    I'll be watching for sure. Love the show!
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    You know I've never seen it. Should I? . Sounds like I should.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carollee View Post
    You know I've never seen it. Should I? . Sounds like I should.
    Carol, run -- don't walk -- to the nearest TV and start watching!
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    I never heard of it until last year, Carol, and watched the first two seasons to get caught up before season three. It is such an awesome show. You have to watch the first three seasons before you go to season four, however. I bought them on iTunes and watched on my iPad, but I think it's on DVD also. It's fantastic!
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  18. Oh, Carol, you must watch it. I know you would love it and get hooked just like the rest of us.
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    Oh booooohoooo! I am on vacation/retreat (w/o the net)& will not be able to watch Episode one until tomorrow. I sure hope I can get PBS on demand on my iPad. If not, I'm getting a lesson in patience!! lol
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    Um ... trying not to show off here ... but we just finished watching the fourth season and already had the Christmas special too! I won't say anything about it except I didn't think the fourth season was so good, and I've lost interest now that Sybil then Matthew have gone .
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    Quote Originally Posted by anke View Post
    I can't wait either!! I love that show! The only problem is that DD got hooked on Revenge which will air at the same time I believe, so it's going to be decision time
    I watch both shows too!! Revenge really left people hanging before Christmas. I wonder if Downton is on Hulu?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anke View Post
    i can't wait either!! I love that show! The only problem is that dd got hooked on revenge which will air at the same time i believe, so it's going to be decision time
    tivo!!!
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    Enjoy the show ladies! I think it was season 4 for us in the UK last year

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    I'm watching it. Very happy to realize it starts THIS sunday...not last!~

    Will have to tape it while in India. But I will.
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    Meeeee!

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    Uma, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who thought it was last week! I now have normal tv and am ready. Totally.
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  27. I'm ready to watch the first episode of Season 4 here in the USA in just 30 minutes!!!
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    I understand that Hulu took it off, much to one friend's dismay. I DVR it since DH likes it as well but needs to be in bed early for early (5am) work schedule on Monday morning.
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    OK....can someone (Joanne) explain something to me??? I am under the assumption that Mary is the daughter of the Earl of Grantham. She was married to Matthew Crawley....he died....why in the world was he (Matthew) leaving 50% of DA to her in his will? Wouldn't she have been the rightful owner, with or without him?? I am assuming in "those times" a woman was unsuitable to inherit property and/or a manor??? Maybe I am reading too much into this, but they are making it a pretty big part of the story line. And weren't there 3 or 4 girls including Sybil whom also died....so if they were dividing equal...she really would have only had a 25% share???

    Just a burr under my saddle...because ranches tend to get divided up......equal is not always equitable!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkcow View Post
    OK....can someone (Joanne) explain something to me??? I am under the assumption that Mary is the daughter of the Earl of Grantham. She was married to Matthew Crawley....he died....why in the world was he (Matthew) leaving 50% of DA to her in his will? Wouldn't she have been the rightful owner, with or without him?? I am assuming in "those times" a woman was unsuitable to inherit property and/or a manor??? Maybe I am reading too much into this, but they are making it a pretty big part of the story line. And weren't there 3 or 4 girls including Sybil whom also died....so if they were dividing equal...she really would have only had a 25% share???

    Just a burr under my saddle...because ranches tend to get divided up......equal is not always equitable!!
    I think the issue was the division of his ownership, because he owned the majority of DA. It appears that Lord Grantham wanted to be back in charge but now it's not going to happen. I'm just glad Mary finally pulled herself together...it was a bit slow for me in the beginning.
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