Series Downton Abbey Discussion

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10:59:09 PM Jun 3rd 2015
Most of the characters listed as The Scrappy are supposed to be hated.I don't think that's the point of the trope.
03:19:52 AM Jun 4th 2015
Might want to post here.
12:36:03 PM Sep 23rd 2013
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Zapping because the additional entries suggest it doesn't fit the trope.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: The three Crawley daughters can be viewed this way, with Mary (socially accomplished, stunning and subject to numerous suitors throughout the series) as Beauty, Sybil (politically inclined and a trained nurse) as Brains, and Edith (learns to drive and works as a farm hand) as Brawn.
    • Yet Edith shows herself to be very Brainy with her articles, and Sybil is undoubtedly beautiful.
      • Exactly. Also, it's questionable that any of the three could legitimately be considered "brawny" given their sheltered life.

  • Wham Episode
    • Series 3, episode 5 — Sybil's death rattled viewers to the core.
      • Though it didn’t necessarily have a big effect on the future events of the plot… can it fit the definition of a Wham Episode?
02:54:59 PM Aug 29th 2013
Interesting point about the abolition of entail in 1925. That would be quite a good note to end the series on, since they're in 1921 as of the end of S3. Rather an ironic twist.
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