Last reply 5 years ago
Downton Abbey and Shameless

Ok I’m extremely slow and have only just discovered these shows. This post has nothing to do with MS but I just have to say that UK TV is banging! Although I must admit that I love the US version of Shameless too. Just had to share that!

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5 years ago

Hi @mschronic,
Haven’t seen the American version but shameless is really funny, have you tried fisfits as well?

5 years ago

Downton….well the British do costume drama SO well. Shameless..also brill, esp the 1st series, made funnier because they could have placed it where I live. But a US version? No, honestly, its quintesensially BRITISH!!!!! wHY MUST THE US TRY TO COPY EVERYTHING? Philistines.

5 years ago

The US literally copy and pasted Shameless but it went on another tangent after a few episodes- it’s worth watching. @Gingus I’ll look up fisfits 🙂

5 years ago

I love Downton! It stinks that we have to wait a year after you lovely people get to view it 🙂 Please no spoilers haha

5 years ago

Hi there
Just a brag of a proud mum my son is one of the cameramen on shameless he just finished another week on Friday . Sorry have to show of sometimes .
All the best femke xx

5 years ago

I’ll speak up for some of the US TV shows that we have not copied from Britain. Some favorites are:
The Wire
Breaking Bad
Not the happiest shows, but entertaining.

I’ve also enjoyed Downton & Sherlock.

5 years ago

Downton and Shameless are both fab, especially the earlier serieses of Shameless. Wow, @femke, I think you’ve a perfect right to boast there! I think that US telly is also great @mschronic! I think Homeland is incredible and I’m a big fan of Mad Men too.

5 years ago

I LOVE Homeland- I’m waiting until the second series can come onto dvd so I can just hire it and watch non-stop (I hate having to wait every week and I especially hate ad-breaks). I actually haven’t watched MadMen I can’t tell you why though.

@femke I’d be proud of my son too if I were in your position (BOAST AWAY). Isn’t it great to just talk about ‘normal’ stuff sometimes like tv. I really appreciate this website more than you’ll know- I have a platform to air out my concerns and I know that people truly understand. Ok before I tear out the tissue paper I gotta go. Cheers fellow MSers

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