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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:27 PM

Upstairs, Downstairs - when does it get interesting?

I bought the 40th anniversary edition that has all the programs in it, and I'm finding it boring and silly.

After watching Downton Abbey, this one just isn't well acted or written.

I guess since I paid so much for it, I'll watch it or die

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Reply Upstairs, Downstairs - when does it get interesting? (Original post)
patricia92243 Feb 2013 OP
applegrove Feb 2013 #1
patricia92243 Feb 2013 #2
patricia92243 Feb 2013 #4
Lydia Leftcoast Feb 2013 #3
Rowdyboy Mar 2013 #5
Paladin Mar 2013 #6

Response to patricia92243 (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:37 PM

1. I agree. I did watch the whole series and the characters do grow on you. Especially the downstairs

staff.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:42 AM

2. I think that will be the case if I keep watching, especially when it goes back

to being in color.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:52 PM

4. Unfortunately, they never did grow on me, and fortunately hubby sold disks on eBay - so I

don't feel so guilty spending all that money.

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Response to patricia92243 (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 08:33 PM

3. Actually, I feel the opposite way

I loved the original Upstairs, Downstairs, and I lost interest in Downton Abbey after the second season.

Upstairs, Downstairs is a slower-paced program, but the characterizations are much deeper and more finely drawn.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 07:16 PM

5. Its really interesting how we all react. I fell in love with Upstairs/Downstairs from the first

episode. Someday I may get around to Downton Abbey but I'm in no rush. When you've seen it done so brilliantly once, why bother watching a knock-off?

I'll probably be pissed off I waited so long when I finally get around to watching Downton Abbey but life is just too short for everything.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 09:27 AM

6. Same Here.


We watch "Downton Abbey," and we enjoy it, but we regard it as a pale imitation of "Upstairs Downstairs."

Jeez, remember how great "Masterpiece Theater" was, back in the day? Series like "The Jewel In The Crown" and "A Town Like Alice" had us riveted to the screen, every Sunday night. Same for "Upstairs Downstairs."

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