February 21, 2013
Dan Stevens Haters: Hear Me Out (S3 SPOILERS)

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You feel betrayed. I understand.

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But calm yourselves, lovelies. Yes, he left Downton to join folks like Robert Carlyle, Hugh Laurie, Jamie Bamber, and even Mr. Pamuk himself in Hollywood – but if anything that’s reason for encouragement not haterade. In fact, I don’t remember similar outrage when Robert Sheehan left Misfits – or even when Iwan Rheon left (and Simon died!)

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Right, you still need convincing I see. Well, look at this way – before the last 20 seconds of the Christmas special, were you enjoying the episode? Be honest.

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Exactly. You were bored to tears, weren’t you? As was I. There was no real drama. Even that weird, homoerotic confrontation Miss O’Brien had with that Scottish lady’s maid was quite dull – obviously stuffed in there to give her something to do. Frankly, I was more interested in the scenes where Moseley was acting like a total dweeb. I didn’t like the whole Branson/annoying house maid storyline – Fellowes already pulled that trick last season with Robert (and it actually made sense that time, proving that our favorite Earl isn’t the Mr Perfect we thought he was).

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Okay, okay. What does this have to do with Matthew, you’re wondering. Well, we need the drama. Pure and simple. We got some of it after Sybil, but that was short-lived (most likely because Matthew’s exit was coming up and the show needed some brightness before that tragedy). Next season we’re likely to see the Crawley’s deal with a whole host of issues stemming from this – How will Violet cope? How will Mary, who has had essentially nothing to do this entire season? How will Robert and Branson get along in running Downton?

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Makes sense, no? Look, Stevens wanted a clean break and had they given Matthew one of those foreign posts we more than likely would’ve seen Mary get written out too 7th Heaven style (remember how they’d cut to Jessica Biel answering a phone every once and a while? Yeah, that would suck.) And I’m sure Michelle Dockery is in no mood to leave the series, either.

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It’s still early, I know. But ultimately, we’ll all get over it. I mean, how can’t you when the man has a face like this

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So put on your big girl panties and stop with the “Stovens” already. You know you’ll be tuning in when they come back for series 4.

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That’s right.

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    Dying at the use of gifs. Just brilliant (which reminds me, I need to fix my gif folder so I have gif for every point...
  3. generatingrhythm reblogged this from lugonotes and added:
    Is that it? Your retort is just as terrible as your vacuous gif filled original post. Typical staniel.
  4. lugonotes reblogged this from generatingrhythm and added:
    For the reblog ;o)
  5. charlie-blake reblogged this from generatingrhythm and added:
    A-fucking-men
  6. ladyetiquette1 reblogged this from snowball4 and added:
    Agree with all here. I’m happy for Dan, as his career flourishes. I loved the character of Matthew, and was terrrbily...
  7. snowball4 reblogged this from lugonotes and added:
    I actually enjoyed the CS more than that, but not the Rose - poor me thing, and I agree with the maid after Branson (too...
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  9. darkblueyank reblogged this from orangeshipper and added:
    Yes, it’s genius! The gifs made me laugh at the whole DS-anger nonsense which is so much healthier than getting...
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    I reblogged this from Lug0notes.
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    You have gained a new follower ily already. YEY4POSITIVEPPL
  12. buffyfan145 reblogged this from lugonotes and added:
    This is just great & I agree completely!!! :D Plus, Dan’s got 3 movies in different stages coming out this year & next,...
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    Please be aware! I am not reblogging this for any content or comment on the nature of the post (Matthew’s demise,...
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    The anger isn’t a result of just his leaving, it’s a result of HOW he left. Here’s a list of his greatest hits:...
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