History Series / DowntonAbbey

11th Sep '17 9:53:27 AM GrammarNavi
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** It's seen as somewhat odd that Matthew would continue his practice as a solicitor, ([[{{Irony}} considered a distinctly un-prestigious middle-class profession in Britain at the time]]). The problem isn't with him being a lawyer, but rather a solicitor. It wouldn't have been terribly strange had Matthew been a ''[[BritishCourts barrister]]'', which was one of the few professions which the gentry could take without shame -- particularly because it was the best way to get into politics and pretty much the only way to get into the judiciary. Solicitors had back then little chance of advancement outside of becoming a better-known solicitor (unless they sought to become barristers, which they could,[[note]]Having read law, a solicitor is eligible to join an Inn of Court and study to become a barrister.[[/note]] but it was difficult) and they were viewed with a skewed eye by most upper-class English in those days.

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** It's seen as somewhat odd that Matthew would continue his practice as a solicitor, ([[{{Irony}} considered a distinctly un-prestigious middle-class profession in Britain at the time]]). The problem isn't with him being a lawyer, but rather a solicitor. It wouldn't have been terribly strange had Matthew been a ''[[BritishCourts ''[[UsefulNotes/BritishCourts barrister]]'', which was one of the few professions which the gentry could take without shame -- particularly because it was the best way to get into politics and pretty much the only way to get into the judiciary. Solicitors had back then little chance of advancement outside of becoming a better-known solicitor (unless they sought to become barristers, which they could,[[note]]Having read law, a solicitor is eligible to join an Inn of Court and study to become a barrister.[[/note]] but it was difficult) and they were viewed with a skewed eye by most upper-class English in those days.
16th Jul '17 6:42:18 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BloodierAndGorier: Episode 5 of Series 6 has been dubbed the Series' most shocking episode yet; [[spoiler: having suffered with a mystery stomach complaint throughout the first half of the series, in episode 5 Robert literally ''vomits'' blood all over the dinner table, and many of the guests assembled when his stomach ulcer bursts. It was a moment of pure visceral gore that audiences are more used to seeing on something like ''GameOfThrones'' than a cosy, chocolate box episode of everyone’s favourite period drama.]]

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* BloodierAndGorier: Episode 5 of Series 6 has been dubbed the Series' most shocking episode yet; [[spoiler: having suffered with a mystery stomach complaint throughout the first half of the series, in episode 5 Robert literally ''vomits'' blood all over the dinner table, and many of the guests assembled when his stomach ulcer bursts. It was a moment of pure visceral gore that audiences are more used to seeing on something like ''GameOfThrones'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' than a cosy, chocolate box episode of everyone’s favourite period drama.]]
13th Jul '17 6:16:00 PM LyraGRowin
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* ADayInHerApron: In season 6, Mrs. Hughes gets fed up with Carson complaining about her cooking, so she fakes a wrist injury to force him to make dinner. He gets visibly flustered and exhausted, and shuts up after that.
6th Jul '17 2:34:22 PM LyraGRowin
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* CharacterShilling: Henry Talbot is nice enough, but in season 6 several characters (particularly Tom) go on and on about how perfect he is for Mary, despite only a few unremarkable scenes of them flirting being shown on screen. Granted, [[spoiler, they do seem HappilyMarried]] in the series finale, but the buildup could have been done better.

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* CharacterShilling: Henry Talbot is nice enough, but in season 6 several characters (particularly Tom) go on and on about how perfect he is for Mary, despite only a few unremarkable scenes of them flirting being shown on screen. Granted, [[spoiler, [[spoiler: they do seem HappilyMarried]] in the series finale, but the buildup could have been done better.
6th Jul '17 2:33:50 PM LyraGRowin
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* CharacterShilling: Henry Talbot is nice enough, but in season 6 several characters (particularly Tom) go on and on about how perfect he is for Mary, despite only a few unremarkable scenes of them flirting being shown on screen. Granted, [[spoiler, they do seem HappilyMarried]] in the series finale, but the buildup could have been done better.
6th Jul '17 1:44:25 PM LyraGRowin
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** When Denker is about to be fired for speaking rudely to Dr. Clarkson, she uses her knowledge of Spratt housing his nephew, an escaped inmate, to force Spratt to stand up for her to Violet.
6th Jul '17 11:33:01 AM LyraGRowin
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* TookALevelInKindness: O'Brien. Edith, after caring for the injured soldiers staying at Downton. Mary also grows far nicer over the course of the series (as Matthew [[LampshadeHanging points out]] at the end of Season 3). Violet in Season 3.

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* TookALevelInKindness: O'Brien. Edith, after caring for the injured soldiers staying at Downton. Mary also grows far nicer over the course of the series (as Matthew [[LampshadeHanging points out]] at the end of Season 3). Violet in Season 3. Thomas, by the end of season 6, to the point that [[spoiler: everyone is genuinely sad to see him leave Downton. Luckily, it doesn't last.]]
6th Jul '17 11:25:58 AM LyraGRowin
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* TheyDo: Bates and Anna, Matthew and Mary, Branson and Sybil

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* TheyDo: Bates and Anna, Matthew and Mary, Branson and SybilSybil, [[spoiler: Mary and Henry, Edith and Bertie]]
6th Jul '17 11:17:43 AM LyraGRowin
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** ''Western Animation/Arthur'' has an episode called "Fountain Abbey."

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** ''Western Animation/Arthur'' Fellow PBS show ''{{WesternAnimation/Arthur}}'' has an episode called "Fountain Abbey."
6th Jul '17 11:14:57 AM LyraGRowin
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** ''Series/Arthur'' has an episode called "Fountain Abbey."

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** ''Series/Arthur'' ''Western Animation/Arthur'' has an episode called "Fountain Abbey."
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