the long, tragic flavour of downton abbey

The 3rd flavor of Downton Abbey just ended. Is it merely me, or did this flavor seem longer than the others? (OK, inwards truth it was longer than flavor one…) So many things happened, in addition to spell many were adept (Matthew & Mary finally getting married, Bates finally getting out of prison, the nativity of a Crawley heir), the bad seemed to overshadow the good. Matthew stubbornly refuses to cause got the coin that could relieve Downton. Sybil dies. Bates is inwards prison theater for over one-half the season—and all the prison theater scenes are painfully boring. Edith gets jilted at the altar. Rose. Matthew dies.

Oh, I enjoyed the season, in addition to I’m eagerly awaiting flavor four, but I wouldn’t tell the journeying through flavor iii was especially fun.

For all the plot lines that I hated, i I can’t blame on creator/writer Julian Fellowes is Matthew’s death. The blame for that i goes to instrumentalist Dan Stevens, who elected non to renew his contract. Fellowes has said that they felt the solely organic trend to larn Matthew off the demo was to kill him, in addition to I agree. Matthew in addition to Mary were finally at a rattling adept house every bit a couple, in addition to Matthew had taken on a vital purpose inwards the administration of Downton. Having Matthew in addition to Mary larn estranged at this indicate wouldn’t telephone true. And actually, Matthew went from beingness i of my favorite characters to i I didn’t genuinely attention virtually anymore … I’m looking forwards to seeing what comes adjacent for Mary in addition to the remainder of the Downton bunch! (But I could surely create without Rose. Unfortunately, it sounds similar she’s going to live a top dog grapheme adjacent season.)

In lite of the depressing events nosotros were left amongst lastly night, I intend nosotros could utilization a petty levity. I saw this video on Annie Downs’ blog this morning, in addition to it absolutely cracked me up. Enjoy!