01/07/2013 10:03 am ET Updated Jan 07, 2013

'Downton Abbey' Season Premiere: Twitter Reactions To Shirley MacLaine, New Drama

The "Downton Abbey" season premiere was full of drama, one-liners, indoor picnics, weddings and money woes.

But what did viewers think of Season 3 after a lukewarm Season 2?

On Twitter, fans weighed in on the drama and while some were still not down with "Downton," others were loving special guest star Shirley MacLaine .

MacLaine guest starred as Martha Levinson, Cora's rich American mother. Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess exchanged many quick barbs with Martha, dropped more than one drink joke and (of course) wore fabulous hats.

Click through the slideshow below to see what viewers had to say about the "Downton Abbey" Season 3 premiere. Warning: There are some spoilers ahead!

Downton Abbey Premiere Reactions

"Downton Abbey" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on PBS.


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