18 11 / 2013

If Julian Fellowes decides to do a prequel series to Downton he should totally call it The Legend of Cora.

12 11 / 2013

whats-all-this asked: I've rewatched the finale and I'm kind of in love with your Gillingham-killed-Green theory. It's more plausible than Bates being able to track him down in London tbh.

derpderpabbey:

I swear it makes sense! :D Yeah, I have trouble with the idea that Bates somehow managed to find him - I know Downton’s often implausible, but how would it have worked, logistically? Especially if there’s a witness who saw him in York. I’m hoping it was Gillingham, but I have this weird feeling it’ll turn out to really be an accident. They can’t do the “commit suicide to frame someone” plot again, surely.
That or complete crack theory - it was Mary, and Season 5 will be a Chicago ripoff with her on trial (and Carlisle, from afar and still in love with her) breathlessly covering her sensational trial. With jazz. Maybe.

I would totally buy Mary doing it. She probably would have hired someone to do it (she may be Khaleesi of the Pigs but I don’t think she’d get her hands dirty killing someone), but I think she probably figured that Anna needed closure, Gillingham probably wouldn’t have fired him without cause, and Bates was going to find out and do something stupid sooner or later. So she hires someone to push Green in front of a car (that’s the real reason she was in London, and only went to lunch with Gillingham to give herself plausible deniability). Bates really was just in York to chill out and maybe buy something nice for Anna.

05 11 / 2013

I love Rose’s dress (OMGWANT), but I’m kinda surprised by it because I was under the impression that a Robe de Style was a more conservative style, and Rose is anything but conservative. Still, it is a fabulous fucking dress.

I love Rose’s dress (OMGWANT), but I’m kinda surprised by it because I was under the impression that a Robe de Style was a more conservative style, and Rose is anything but conservative. Still, it is a fabulous fucking dress.

(Source: swordfishinatub, via derpderpabbey)

03 11 / 2013

As gratuitous as I found the rape plotline (to me it kind of smacked of QUICK WE NEED TO GIVE ANNA AND BATES A CONFLICT…UH OK LET’S MAKE HER GET RAPED THAT OUGHTA DO IT), Mrs. Hughes is a motherfucking BAMF and speaks a thousand truths.

(Source: downtondownstairs, via derpderpabbey)

30 10 / 2013

30 10 / 2013

For some reason Tumblr is being a butt and won’t let me upload images, but

JACK

ROSS

CAN WE TALK ABOUT JACK ROSS

Because he’s an awesome singer and debonair as fuck and I love him and he’s my new imaginary boyfriend and I know that racism was (and is, for that matter) very much a sad reality but I want people on the show to stop being such a dick to him/awkward around him because he’s so great and wonderful. He is great and I hope we get to see more of him.

And Robert is partially back in my good graces for totally subverting my expectations and being appreciative and respectful of Jack. I know, I know, you shouldn’t get a cookie for being a decent human being, but I still find it so odd/hilarious that Robert is such a stick in the mud about women and social class, but is totally nonchalant about race and sexuality.

But four for you for not being an asshole, Robert. You go, Robert.

13 10 / 2013

derpderpabbey:

I mean it, compared to Papa you’re a famous chef. Really, he can’t boil a kettle.

10 10 / 2013

gallifreyanpanicmoon:

downtonfeels:

Robert reminds me of those dudes who are like “Oh, you like this band? NAME THE LEAD SINGER’S FIRST DOG AND THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON THE BASSIST’S SCROTUM OH YOU CAN’T YOU’RE JUST A FAKE GEEK GIRL THEN” to girls.

I have always hated Robert, but now you have put my…

He may be purposefully written to show that people are/were stuck in the past, but it pisses me off that he’s so freaking inconsistent. We have moments where he’s totally OK with his daughter having had premarital sex in a time and social situation where that was Just Not A Thing, or where his reaction to a household staffer being outed as gay in a time when homosexuality was a crime is just “lol everyone’s gay I used to make out with dudes all the time nbd”, but then when his daughter says “Hey dad I want to learn how to run shit around here and I legally can and should”, he has a misogynistic temper tantrum about it.

I just don’t understand why in Robert World, “hey dad I had premarital sex with a Turkish guy” or “hey boss the under-butler likes to bang dudes” are A-OK situations, but “hey dad I want to take what is mine with fire and blood and unofficial wills written by my dead husband” warrants a NOPE NOPE NOPE THIS IS MOST UNORTHODOX.

10 10 / 2013

I just wish we could have happy things happen like we did in Season 2. I wish Mrs. Patmore would bake a cake made of rainbows and smiles and all the Crawleys would eat it and be happy.

(Source: morgrana, via michelledockeryssmile)

30 9 / 2013

gallifreyanpanicmoon:

Sorry Not Sorry

I CAN’T GO TO RIPON CARSON I’M ON AN ALL-CARB DIET

gallifreyanpanicmoon:

Sorry Not Sorry

I CAN’T GO TO RIPON CARSON I’M ON AN ALL-CARB DIET

(via michelledockeryssmile)