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4.7 out of 5 stars
Downton Abbey - Series 1 & 2 Box Set [DVD]
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on 4 July 2012
What can be said about Downton Abbey that hasn't been said?

It's elegant, bright and conveys great acting and a reasonable epitome of the time it is set, the acting, the scenery the Photography are all exceptional!!!

Some of the dialogue is 'too modern' as in expressions like 'No way' or 'our lot get shafted' which strikes me as only a recent comment, as in the past 30 years (or there abouts), lol.

Women love the dressage, the make up, (for both the females & males), I think it just takes them to a time of elaborate glamour, love stories and wishful thinking, basically fantasy for women but mystery from the male audience!

What's all the fuss about?

Ask a woman who watches it, she will explain why she loves it but you, (the male) just won't get it.....and there is a Christmas special too...Ho Ho Ho...or no no no no no!!!!!!
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on 9 August 2017
Definitely worth the small amount of money I paid for series one and two of this excellent step back in time 100 years ago. The days of unsinkable ships are a precursor to the upcoming darkness of the first world war but that is not the focus here. Highclere Castle is the perfect setting for a peek inside the lives of Nobleman Lord Grantham and his family in their social follies and day to day activities. I am not sure how historically accurate all the tales are that we see unfold and no doubt certain dramas are played out for cinematic effect but I for one enjoyed glimpsing the cars and vehicles that we see in the series. Spoiler alert..................comedy gold when a phone is introduced to the household for the very first time.
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 11 October 2011
Downton Abbey is already close to an institution as the most popular costume drama for about 30 years, and produced by ITV as well despite this being very much on the BBC's home turf. So far we have two series, with a third promised which will take us up to the 1920s with doubtless more to come. This DVD set covers the first two series, with 15 episodes, 7 from the first series and 8 from the second.

The first series covered the period from 1912, just after the sinking of the Titanic, up to the start of the first world war in 1914 and much of the story line is about the matchmaking within the Crawley family where financial and social influences have a major bearing. Of course the interaction between the family and those who serve them `below stairs' is a continual contributor to the excellent story lines. The second series picks up two years on from the first series in 1916, in the middle of World War 1. Downton Abbey has been converted into a convalescent home for injured servicemen and the action covers the period from the Battle of the Somme up to the end of the war. In both series topical events of the period, political, economic and military are covered.

There are many superb individual performances but mention must be made of Maggie Smith. What a stroke of genius to cast her as Violet. She dominates every scene she appears in and often has some very funny lines.

This box set will appeal to, what the TV viewing figures suggest, will be the few viewers who may have missed out first time round and also to the many who enjoyed this superb production and will want to revisit it.
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on 29 November 2017
Loved this series
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on 5 November 2012
ARRIEVED VERY QUICK - IT IS FOR CHIRISTMAS.---- ------- ------- ------- ---------------- --- ---- --------- --------------------- ----- ---------------------------------- --------- ------- -- ----- ---- ------ ----------- ---------------- ------------------------------- --- ----------- ----
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on 23 June 2017
Best show on tv
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on 9 October 2017
Very pleased with the item and the delivery
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on 5 April 2014
I bought this series for a disabled lady who really enjoyed watching them
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on 4 January 2013
Excellent BluRay disc with precise focus and colour. Lovely to have Downton 'on tap' and available at any time. Very enjoyable.
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on 28 July 2017
Good
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