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Downton Abbey: The London Season (Christmas Special 2013) [DVD]
Downton Abbey: The London Season (Christmas Special 2013) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hugh Bonneville
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5.0 out of 5 stars Downton Abbey, The London Season. Highlands and Series 4., 4 Feb. 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed the London Season series and am in awe of how well Julian Fellowes keeps the story's various links so flawlessly and intricately intertwined week after week. He is a fabulous scriptwriter - apart from his other many talents - and I really enjoy the way he holds it all together so consistently. Although much of the upstairs/downstairs interaction is not quite accurate as master/servant behaviour, especially of 100 years ago, the story is still gripping. No servant would come into the drawing room to discuss servant problems with the master while visitors are there, for instance, but I don't suppose most viewers would recognise that and the story must be moved along at a good pace regardless. This nitpick is really a trifle in the greater screening of things.
I enjoy the acting, which is excellent from every participant, and the costumes look superb on screen. For me it is a blessed relief to watch a show without the loud violence of some US series. The scenery and backgrounds are beautiful and the human interest story lines grip me. I look forward to every 'next episode.' What I did NOT appreciate was the media leaking the climactic points, such as the death of Matthew Crawley, to the public before the episode was screened. That was very bad form and spoiled the impact. Such a pity. Bring on the next series though! Cant wait for No 5!
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