11:34 am - 02/19/2012

Downton Abbey Paper Dolls.

Downton Abbey wraps up its second season this weekend, when the stellar Christmas special airs on PBS on Sunday night. (Seriously, this Christmas Special. It may even make you forget the stranger-from-the-past double-reverse-amnesia plotline.)  To help get you through these next many months without Downton(season three! With Shirley MacLaine! Can't come soon enough!), here are four sets ofDownton Abbey paper dolls created by Kyle Hilton. You may not be able to watch new episodes for a while, but you sure can cut these dolls out and make up your own story lines. (Imagine all the things you can make Matthew and Mary do...) Below, please find printable paper doll sets — click on them to see a bigger version—of the Dowager Countess (complete with multiple facial expression), Matthew and Mary, Thomas and O'Brien and their villainous accessories, and Sybil in a contemporary T-shirt.
fubukihakuryu 19th-Feb-2012 09:02 pm (UTC)
I would download the BBC version rather than PBS. I thought they edited the PBS version to dumb it down for American audiences.
boss_sister 19th-Feb-2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
No. They were originally going to but there was a huge backlash, so they've left it in its original state.
n0goodnik 19th-Feb-2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
That's not what everyone on ontd_downton has been saying... (I haven't watched the PBS version myself)
boss_sister 20th-Feb-2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Hmm... Well I've seen both, and from what I remember, they're the same.
boss_sister 20th-Feb-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Although the "last time on Downton Abbey" sections are different. But that's not the actual content.
n0goodnik 20th-Feb-2012 12:30 am (UTC)
On ontd_downton there have been discussion posts for the PBS airings and people have discussed what was cut... it sounds like mainly very short scenes here and there, though. I haven't paid that close attention to the comments, since I've not seen the PBS versions.

One scene I remember being mentioned recently as being cut though was when Sibyl told Edith she was much nicer now than she was before the war. Oh, and Carson talking about Mary as a child. And O'Brien's comment about going to get her button box. Idk what else.

I wouldn't call it ~dumbing down for Americans or anything though, I imagine it's due to differing time constraints or something.

Edited at 2012-02-20 12:31 am (UTC)
boss_sister 20th-Feb-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, there are a few minor differences to do with fitting the show into the programming schedule. But they don't cut anything important.
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