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Downton Abbey--a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape--needs an heir. Dame Maggie Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham, matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflappable Lord Crawley; Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award®-winner Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park).
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Wish I Had Never Seen Downton Abbey

I wish that I had never seen Downton Abbey so I could watch it for the very first time all over again. Yes, the first viewing may be the best but I want to...Read complete review

I wish that I had never seen Downton Abbey so I could watch it for the very first time all over again. Yes, the first viewing may be the best but I want to be able to see this again because it is such good entertainment and done so well, as only PBS can. The story is so compelling, the acting superb, and the costumes and sets are just awesome. I wish Hollywood knew that nudity and profanity are not necessary to put on a good show!

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Left Hanging

[...], CD 2 which included part 4 & 5 'stuck' for 'froze' at various parts, which resulted in being unable to view that part of the story; I was...Read complete review

[...], CD 2 which included part 4 & 5 'stuck' for 'froze' at various parts, which resulted in being unable to view that part of the story; I was unable to 'go back' or 'go forward' and had to 'skip' ahead, therefore missing vital scenes.Third, INSTRUCTION should have been included such as CD 1 includes 'chapters' 1, 2, 3; CD 2 includes 4 & 5' etc. In addition, had I known that this was (apparently) an on-going or unfinished mini-series, I would have waited to order it until the complete series was available. When the story 'ends', World War I is just declared, & all matters remain unresolved, leaving one with a very unsatified feeling, and the feeling of just being LEFT HANGING. (ie. "What? Is that the end?? It CAN'T be the end! Where's the next CD??" The QUALITY of the drama, story & performances is excellent, and the historic representation of the period is accurate as well as fascinating.

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1.0

Save your money

By Judithbarks

from San Francisco

Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 DVD (U.K. Edition):

Painfully boring, tedious and derivative. Although it has a huge cult following, I resented the time wasted when a friend demanded I watch it--I didn't even buy it!
I am an avoided reader of British novels of that era, so save the "doesn't understand the era, etc.".
PBS has done some fantastic shows--Brideshead Revisited for example--and many more.
If you are interested in the era, a far more accurate version is Gosford Park, which includes the incomparable Maggie Smith and Emily Watson, as well as many other well known actors.
If you' like a bookThe Last Houseparty is a rather interesting read, although it focuses on WWII, rather than post WWI era.
Please note the 1st Season was loaned to me. Mercifully, I can save my money to support better shows.

 
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Wonderful Show

By KMS

from Minn.

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 DVD (U.K. Edition):

Love this show. The characters are all so interesting especially "Granny" Maggie Smith's character. It's a show that keeps you wanting more. I plan to get all of the DVD's. Can't wait till PBS has the next new season. Just wish they were about 4 Episodes longer!

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Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 DVD

By PBSFan**

from Sebastopol CA

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 DVD (U.K. Edition):

I was in love with from the beginning!! So glad I bought it!!

 
5.0

Captivating and enthrawling series!!!

By Patty

from Day ton, Ohio

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Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 DVD (U.K. Edition):

Can't wait to see each season and each year builds on the last season. The acting is supperb and every actor stays in character from script to script. Masterpiece has the best story lines in all of broadcasting as far as I'm concerned. It is very suspencful and yet poinant. I can't wait to watch each new show. Please keep these wonderful series coming.

 
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Downton Abbey

By The yankee!

from Clovis New Mexico

Comments about PBS Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 DVD (U.K. Edition):

I was taken after seeing first show, I ordered the series
and hope it does have or will have fifth season?
I've been a viewer for many years with the different shows.
Thank you pbs.
Margaret Chambers, usa!

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