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Downton Abbey

[Season 1]

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Downton Abbey
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Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above.
Published: [United States] : PBS Distribution ; Boston, Mass. : WGBH, c2010.
Edition: Original UK ed.
ISBN: 1608833895
9781608833894
Branch Call Number: DVD F DOW
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (368 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Feb 20, 2015
  • Corey G Brooks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a worthwhile watch. I liked it's content, and it would settle the mind ( or at least find commonality) of For. Pres. FDR.

Feb 05, 2015
  • Madreley rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

You either like the series or you dont. I like it because it is like no other show currently on television, enough drama and characters to keep you interested, yet very little profanity. It is also set in a timeperiod not often seen, first 1/3 of the 20th century.

Feb 03, 2015
  • rneal7 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had been avoiding this show because I thought I wouldn't like it. I was very wrong. At first, I was still thinking, "I don't like this. I'll watch this episode to give it a fair chance and then return it."
Let me reiterate: I was very wrong. I am hooked!! I love the dry wit and humor that British shows are known for, and I love the drama. Yes. My only complaint is how many characters there are and how tricky it can be to keep track of who wronged who and for what reason, but it's not too bad.
I already have a hold on season 2 and 3! :)

Jan 29, 2015
  • Corey G Brooks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am intrigued by this show, and I have found that storyline is [exqui]site. The realtionships have great character, and they can be read to coprehension of substance.

This series has been fun to watch for the most part but it amazes me the snobbishness these people go to no lengths to hide. I don't like Violet, her world is fast coming to a close and she is not prepared for her future, she still lives in the nineteenth century. I DON'T like Thomas, haven't liked him from the start. I think they truly need to get rid of his trouble making self! I think what would be really great to finally put him in his rightful place is to bring in another male servant who would be more than Thomas's match in nastiness. He could get along great with the other servants but give Thomas no end of misery. He should tease Thomas into thinking he likes him and then as soon as Thomas gets close, he brings down the hammer on him. Let Thomas know what it is like to feel the cruelty that he is so good at putting out! Edith needs to find her Knight finally, a man that will love her and take her away and give her the happiness she deserves. It surprises me how the writers from the start have made Edith the pariah, it seems unfair for them to pick on her and single her out, what is the justification for that? Please let us know. Good riddance to Jimmy. He was useless and his character really was nothing to the storyline, just filler. I hope Isobel finally makes a match with the rich guy and becomes a Lady and wouldn't that just kill old lady Violet that Isobel would now become her equal. LOL! The series has been fun from the start but it's time to put it out to pasture and move on!

Dec 26, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Such emotional highs and lows, joys and sorrows in a swirling rich mix.

Oct 24, 2014
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wonderful drama, wit and humour. A fabulous ensemble cast you can love and hate. And crackling plot twists and character relationships you can drool over.

This is a series you simply can't miss. I've been addicted to "Foyle's War" for weeks (another series that is a MUST SEE) so a friend mentioned Downton Abbey as it's British and takes place in the days before WWII and (in the second season) during that time as well. Maggie Smith is superb and the other cast members are a dream to watch. This series took me to a place and time I'd never explored - as in, "What did the rich and aristocratic do during the second world war?" - the costume design is breathtaking, the locations, stunning! This is a series I'll own one day, as I could watch it over and over.

Such a great show. I'm addicted.

Aug 12, 2014
  • spiritus rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had heard so much about Downton Abbey, I finally gave in. Just finished season one. It seemed a bit slow, but it drew me in, although there is a lot of back stabbing and pettiness amid the period costumes and scenery. I just put a hold on season two.

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Mar 02, 2013
  • Mee2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Carson to Thomas: You have been twisted by nature into something foul, and even I can see that you did not ask for it.

Mar 02, 2013
  • Mee2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Carson [to Thomas]: "I do not wish to take a tour of your revolting world."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (on Lavinia Swire): "So... that's Mary's replacement... Well, I suppose looks aren't everything..." Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham: "I think she seems rather sweet... I'm afraid meeting us altogether must be rather intimidating..." Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "I DO hope so."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sir Richard Carlisle: "I'm leaving in the morning, Lady Grantham. I doubt we'll meet again." Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "Do you promise?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "What is a "week-end"...?"

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "...I have PLENTY of friends I don't like..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "First electricity, now telephones... Sometimes I feel as if I were living in a - an H. G. Wells novel..."

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Jan 08, 2014
  • patsy64 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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Mar 19, 2013
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Feb 14, 2013
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Feb 02, 2013
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Mar 25, 2013
  • marv957 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This series is very well written which I strongly recommend to view! From the very beginning it captures the essence of the characters during a time in British history where living in Downton mansion meant a lifestyle of being well-to-do by the standards of the rich&wealthy to have servants,maids,footmen,butlers& the sort were a way of life past on from generation-to-generation,so as we are captivated by the elegance of the family while the less forunate are striving to please the aristocrats! This season1 series is not to be missed with all the hidden secrets bet. family members& servants alike...

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