Just in case the word "RECAP" didn't give it away on a platter and someone gets all mad.
So I just enjoyed 2 hours of glorious television. The season 3 premier of Downton Abbey could win an Emmy all on its own. It did not disappoint. What made it even better was the live tweeting that I and about a million other fans were doing during the show. The comments kept rolling in and laughter ensued. Here are the best Downton Abbey tweets I saw along with some very unforgettable Season 3 moments. (I included a couple of my own tweets that were retweeted by people. What can I say? I'm hella funny. ;) )
@morsini: "Watching Downton, eating Raisinettes, and drinking port. It's basically an evening just like they had in 1920."
Laura Linney: "The Crowley family is so addictive they should be classified as a controlled substance." Well-said.
Matthew to Isobel Crawley: "You must think country life more exciting than it is if you imagine people don’t care when an Earl’s daughter runs off with a chauffeur."
Carson to Thomas: "May I remind you, Mr Barrow, that in this house Mr. Bates is a wronged man seeking justice. If you have any problems with that definition, I suggest you eat in the yard."
@tomandlorenzo: "Hobbledehoys?" Carson just made that up.
@imlostinbooks: "Are you really that tall? I thought you might be walking on stilts." Oh, Dowager Countess, you slay me.
@MrsNickelSmith: "1920s - where you can marry your wife for her fortune and then loose it all without telling her."
Mrs. Patmore to Daisy:
"Oh dear, have you swallowed a dictionary?"
@NinaGarcia: "Slightly new but not too different" change is coming. #DowntonAbbey (In reference to Edith's new hair.) (And yes, THE Nina Garcia was tweeting about Downton Abbey!)
Anna to Bates: " I’d rather work to get you free than dine with the king at Buckingham Palace."
@OBriensBangs: "Oh Mr. Mosley stop asking for the things you want. Follow my example and just seize them! (With soap)"
@AustinAni: "I'm going to wake up tomorrow looking like Sybil."
@Austenprose: "Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson -
the perfect antidote to stuffiness."
@EricaJMonroe: "They could finance Downton Abbey by simply selling tickets to the cage fight between the Dowagers."
@Austenprose: "Violet and Martha have enough bling reflecting off their persons to light up London."
The Dowager Countess, Lady Violet about Martha: "She is like a homing pigeon. She finds our underbelly every time."
@aimtx: "Okay, worth every moment of waiting
to watch Martha serenade Violet."
@theDowagers_Hat: "It's bad luck to look at me." Honey, it's even worse luck to jump in your bed.
#DowntonAbbey drinking game: Have a swig every time someone says, "Oh, never mind Edith."
@thewino: "Nevermind Edith is the name of my new cover band."
@amyodell: "I would never be happy with anyone else as long as you walked the earth." bf: "want me to say stuff like that to you?" DUH
@heidenkind: "I want to live more simply after the wedding." LOL Erm, you do know who you're marrying, right?
@theDowagers_Hat: ""He won't get off that easily." Mary! Enough with the overshare about your hubby!"
Matthew to Mary: "I was afraid you might not show."
Mary to Matthew: "I would hate to be that predictable."
@askrepow: ""You're next, you'll see" -Cora to Edith. That's backhanded optimism if I've ever seen it. The last one is always next."
@heidenkind: "Drink every time they say "Different kind of life."
@maureenjohnson: "Nobody stares into her soup like Lady Mary. No one."
@imlostinbooks: "Edith, you're dripping desperation all over my screen."
@kvetchingyenta: "What nobody wants to say is that dude is actually too young & full of life for Edith."
@EricaJMonroe: "Edith just needs to hold a radio over her head outside of Sir Anthony's window." @imlostinbooks: I say, make Thomas. That would be justice.
@Noble_Bo_Jones: "Dowager Countess needs to channel her inner McGonagall and use some magic to get some dolla dolla bills yo
@heidenkind: "So what news have you got?" Well, my new cell mate likes to cuddle afterward, but other than that...
Anna to Bates: "I bought a garter."
@kctins: (In reference to Thomas v. O'Brien) "Sorry he will be... I can only imagine the fierceness she holds within her mighty bangs."
@KenCarpenter: "The great scenes, the notable lines are coming too fast and furious. Tough to live tweet." Word.
@EricaJMonroe: ""Mrs. Patmore, would you please leave the hysteria to me?" Only Downton could make a possible cancer screening funny."
The Dowager Countess to Lady Mary: ""Never mistake a wish for a certainty."
Lord Grantham to Thomas: "Are you not popular downstairs?" Understatement of the century.
The Dowager Countess to Lord Grantham:
"Oh I'm so sorry, I thought you were a waiter."
@leighderhosen: "Now I ain't saying she's a golddigger...
@JessGlenMyers: "Watching Downton Abbey reminds me of reading a fine piece of literature. Only with pictures. LOL"
@imlostinbooks: "Downton Abbey should make a book just of Maggie Smith's one-liners. Who wouldn't buy that?
What do you think of the Recap in #Tweets? What did you think of Downton Abbey's Season 3 Premier? Share, share!