"Downton Abbey" brings cool TV crowd to America's PBS

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downtongifts wrote:

If you are a Downton Abbey fan, I just wanted to let you know about the Downton Gift shop.

Exclusive designs, featuring quips & razor sharp zingers courtesy of the Dowager Countess.(Check back often, as they change every few days) Click on an image and it will take you to page filled with mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, i-anything cases, all sorts of useful and notso useful items. A few quotes/designs haven’t been seen yet on American television, not to worry, there isn’t a spoiler among them*.

* we do have a few we are holding back, as they might lead to too much speculation and frenzy among Downton’aholics. we are only here help not to hinder your pleasure :)

The BBC/ PBS British Television Drama: Downton Abbey has inspired us to create specific designs on a variety of gifts, such as mug, t-shirts, sweatshirts,pajama’s, pjs, travel mugs etc.
The Grantham’s…keeping the fight on class warfare, classy.

Feb 08, 2012 9:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
ScreenName78 wrote:

This show actually makes me appreciate being an American more because of the snobbery. It shows the weakness in a system where the power is inherited because, yes you may get an good man such as the Earl who knows he cares for and appreciates the dignity of his staff that keep everything going, but would his oldest daughter be so kind and responsible? Inheritance of power does not guarantee a good leader.

Feb 08, 2012 9:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tynsdel wrote:

Too bad PBS has chosen to cut half the scenes out. Whet the American viewers see is not the original Downton Abbey which was shown in the UK. What the American viewers see is an edited version missing many crucial scenes. Then you hear some American viewers asking why certain things seem a bit hurried. Well, that’s because they chopped many of the scenes from the original show. Watch it on dvd if you want to see the real Downton Abbey.

Feb 08, 2012 10:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
killershrew wrote:

Tynsdel, they’re hardly chopping out “half” the scenes. It’s more like 30 seconds – 1 minute of each episode.

Feb 08, 2012 10:57am EST  --  Report as abuse
summerayne wrote:

It shows you that Americans really do like to see people dressed for the occasion, and people with manners. It is so refreshing.

Feb 08, 2012 3:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
downtongifts wrote:

I tend to agree with killershrew, having watched both the original and up to the current episode of Downton, I don’t see much difference.
If you want to talk about chop jobs, let’s discuss BBC America and the ax jobs they did on Life On Mars, Ashes to Ashes,etc. dreadful, abt 10 minutes of the show cut out.

Feb 08, 2012 3:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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