This is good news. Or as the lady dowager of Downton might say, “hmph.”
Ain’t no party like a Downton party!
don’t forget the christmas special! there’s going to be a christmas special!
I will not stop requesting a Sunday Night TV Open Thread. This is something that should exist.
or a “i watched it on the internet because england gets it 6 months before us” thread.
Right! That’s how I watch Downton and Misfits. And once Downton IS on in America, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and probably some other stuff will be back. SUNDAY NIGHT TV OPEN THREAD, YOU GUYS!
We could start now with Boardwalk Empire and the mostly terrible animated shows on FOX!
Season* 2 isn’t airing in the U.S. yet, is it? Please tell me I haven’t been missing it!
*I know they call a season a series over there, but waddaya gonna do?
doesn’t start until january in the US. you’re good.
So I while ago, when I lived in London, I had a gig writing for a big London culture/events/politics sort of blog, and I took it as a personal point of pride that readers shouldn’t be able to guess that I was an expat by reading my posts — I wouldn’t lie, but I’d get the vocabulary and spelling and slang right. And then one day I was doing a write of an exhibition at the British Library and I in passing referred to the Queen as “her highness” which is of course COMPLETELY WRONG because the queen is “her majesty” not “her highness” and blog commenters were all like “what the fuck?” and knew that I was a fraud and basically I felt like I should have been deported on the spot.
This is a long way of telling you that the Downton Abbey character’s correct title is “The COUNTESS Dowager” not “The Lady Dowager.”
Not the Dowager Countess, like they call her in the show?
(SORRY! I hate myself right now enough for the both of us.)
I refer you to this chart: http://laura.chinet.com/html/titles12.html which allows both versions, although it prefers yours, and calls mine “archaic.” The archaic version is familiar from, like, literature and shit, as in Browne’s Epitaph on the Countess Dowager [sic] of Pembroke. WE’RE BOTH RIGHT.
I moved to London about two months ago, and I’m not going to lie – one of the best things about moving was the chance to see Downton Season 2 before all my friends.
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