Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

[Season 1]

DVD - 2010
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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: 9781608833894
1608833895
Branch Call Number: DVD F DOW
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (368 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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Booksss14
Jul 05, 2017

My absolute favorite show ever! So amazing!!!

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ba_library
Oct 16, 2016

Great drama about British culture with an upstairs / downstairs perspective. The Earl and his family (upstairs) live in a fancy mansion and indulge in all sorts of silly scheming. The folk downstairs; servants, cooks, valets, etc. have their own drama and scheming going on. Maggie Smith is brilliant as the old Auntie. The Earl is trying to figure out who can inherit the fancy estate under a restrictive will, the silly daughters are rather clueless. Great acting ensemble! Series 1 starts with the sinking of the Titanic, Series 2 starts off with WWI. Excellent, interesting show. If you missed it while it was on t.v. (like me) be sure to watch the these DVDs.

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MAXWHELAN
Oct 10, 2016

So much silly fun! Rated G - educational! All historically accurate - and then there is Maggie Smith at her best!

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sappi42
Aug 17, 2016

I too never watched it while it was running and decided to see what all the fuss was about. I'm actually glad I waited to see it on dvd because then I don't have to wait too long to see the next episode! What a WONDERFUL program. Maggie Smith is incomparable (as always). I love the humor and the drama. I'm only on Season 2 and have Seasons 3 and 4 on hold (good thing I'm on vacation this week). This will be a program I'll need to purchase so I can enjoy it more than once.

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yellow_dolphin_525
Aug 13, 2016

My friends watch this show a lot and I never used to. I decided to give it a try and see why they loved it so much and I can see why. This show is amazing!!! Definitely one of my top favorites. The acting is very good and I like how they focus on both floors of the household. The servants and the wealthy. It adds fun twists to the story. I am already through season three. Yay!!! So sad that it is finished it was a good show.

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biblioholic
Mar 04, 2016

Please make sure to watch the Episode titled "Christmas At Downton Abbey" on disc 3. I thought it was a special feature, and was going to skip it, but it is, in fact, the season finale, and extremely important

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earlosatrun
Nov 22, 2015

The series starts out as a fun story, but the more I watched this portrayal of the lives of the rich and powerful, the more I wanted them to just go away.

The acting was good, the story of wealth is nasty.

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sweetvictrola
Jul 22, 2015

The first disc of this is so scratched it's almost unwatchable. I'm not sure this is the right place for this, but I couldn't find anywhere to report a problem.

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Logovore
May 24, 2015

Somewhat in the vein of Upstairs, Downstairs, but set in a country house so the downstairs staff is expanded. Kind of night-time-soap-operaish in spots, but entertaining, historically accurate and well-done nonetheless.

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catclark87
May 21, 2015

The perfect TV series for those of us who loved movies like The Other Boleyn Girl, Ever After, or the TV series The Tudors.

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