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Downton Abbey 8 Seasons 2010

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The Downton Abbey estate stands a splendid example of confidence and mettle, its family enduring for generations and its staff a well-oiled machine of propriety. But change is afood at Downton - change for surpassing the new electric lights and telephone. A crisis of inheritance threatens to displace the resident Crawley family.

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Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter

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Season 1
1. Episode 1

New series set in Edwardian Country House in 1912 following the lives of the Crawley family and their servants. The sinking of the Titanic leaves Downton Abbey's future in jeopardy.

UNIVERSAL Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 6 minutes Release date: 1 January 2010
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2. Episode 2

Everyone is anxious at the arrival of Matthew Crawley, their heir presumptive, and his mother, Isobel. Matthew encounters problems settling in to this new life whilst Isobel and Violet are immediately at daggers drawn.

UNIVERSAL Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: 1 January 2010
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3. Episode 3

Mary is instantly attracted to handsome Turkish attache, Kemal Pamuk. However, their romance is cut brutally short, sending ripples of unease through the house. No one is more interested than O'Brien in Pamuk's movement.

UNIVERSAL Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: 1 January 2010
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4. Episode 4

The fair arrives in the village and Mrs Hughes finds herself the centre of speculation when she meets former suitor who makes her question her position at Downton. Violet and Isolbel are in conflict over a medical aliment affecting Molesley.

UNIVERSAL Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 47 minutes Release date: 1 January 2010
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5. Episode 5

The village is preparing for its annual flower show. Isobel and Violet are in conflict over Violet's long-held Best Bloom title. Mary is introduced to a potential suitor, Sir Anthony Strallan, yet she appears to be more interested in Matthew.

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6. Episode 6

Sybil's political aspirations land her in trouble. Matthew and Mary's relationship takes an unexpected twist whilst the question of the wine thief is brought to a head with a shocking revelation by Bates. Edith may have found an admirer at last.

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7. Episode 7

Cora's news throws Matthew's future into jeopardy and makes Mary question their proposal. Thomas finds a new future for himself and so does Gwen. But Mary, by her lack of decision, may have lost hers. A grand garden party at Downton brings events to a head.

UNIVERSAL Subtitles Language: English Runtime: 1 hour, 3 minutes Release date: 1 January 2010
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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Brian Percival, Brian Kelly
Starring Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter
Season year 2010
Network NBC
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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ITV have excelled themselves with such a lavish drama and stellar cast. Dame Maggie Smith delivers her lines with such character and timing, she simply has you in fits of laughter. You come to expect the BBC to produce the goods when it comes to period drama, but ITV have shown they are more than capable and each episode of Downton leaves you wanting more. I truly hope BAFTA recognise the drama as it deserves to win plenty of awards. Anyone who hasn't seen it yet should make every effort to asap as they won't be disappointed - I can't wait for the second series!
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Normally the BBC are the ones for drama but ITV have proved themselves more than capable!!!! Julian Fellowes has done a fantastic job portraying an aristocratic family in the early twentieth century. The plots are well balanced and intriguing, and he makes sure to include the below-stairs as well as the up-stairs supported by a brilliant cast, including the legendary, Dame Maggie Smith. In conclusion, this drama is the creme de la creme and definitely deserves a second series!
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By Mr. D. L. Rees TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Nov. 2010
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Two telegrams, both with devastating news: the loss of the Titanic; the outbreak of war. In between, over six hours of viewing that exhilarates.

Downton Abbey is the star, virtually a character in its own right. It contains two communities, each reliant on the other. Already the new century is beginning to threaten what both hold most dear.

Upstairs and down, everything rings true - a bygone age lovingly recreated. This is Julian Fellowes' brainchild, he deserving most credit, but praise goes to all who converged to create something extra special.

Dame Maggie Smith dominates but does not eclipse. Hugh Bonneville impresses as the enlightened Earl. Below stairs, Jim Carter is awesomely aloof butler Carson (with a secret that stuns), Brendan Coyle moving as the new valet with a limp and a troubled past. Lady's maid O'Brien and footman Thomas are enjoyably horrible, the one regret in the series that nice footman William did not give Thomas a far heftier thump.

Throughout there are lines to savour, especially from the Dowager Duchess. About the recently drowned heir: "He was too much like his mother and a nastier woman never drew breath." Recoiling from newly installed electric lights: "I feel I am on stage at the Gaiety." Disconcerted by a swivel chair but declining a replacement: "No, no - I am a good sailor."

Here is a production so full of fine things, one can only applaud - delight increased by news there will be a second season.

(Bonuses include two commentaries and behind the scenes features. Thank you to whoever removed those irritating pre-credits trailers. If only this could be done for all similarly afflicted television series when transferred to DVD!)

Wholeheartedly recommended, but by now you will have gathered that.
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Having just got round to watching this DVD, I seem to remember the original TV transmission of episode three had a much more dramatic scene when Kemal rebukes advances made by Thomas. The DVD version seems to have edited this scene, which affects the impact of the whole story line. Maybe this was done to allow a lower age limit for DVD sales. If this is the case I would like to have known there were revised or edited scenes before making purchase.
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I have thus far followed the series on television. I find it extremely watchable and will be champing at the bit for the second series. An absolute diamond cast and quality acting from all. Well done Julian Fellowes for writing such a wonderful entertaining drama. It is certainly up there with the best of them.
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There's an enigma about this series. The premise is hackneyed, the plot predictable, many of the characters unlikeable (or should be), the historical details sometimes ludicrously wrong - but it's not only very enjoyable, it sucks you right in and I can't wait for series 2.

It hasn't shown on TV in Oz yet but I got it on dvd and have watched it twice. Both viewings left me wanting more. What's its charm?

Personally, any scene with beautiful Matthew in it was worth watching, while the delicious Mr Pammuk was also easy on the eye and provided an 'exotic' interlude. The frocks are gorgeous and carefully nuanced. Lots of the acting is pretty good, and Dame Maggie plays her usual role of crusty dowager with her usual delight. Highclere House is a great backdrop. There's plenty going on in the individual stories, interwoven with a modicum of humour and pathos. All in all, a cracking evening's viewing.

What does it get wrong?

In the first place, the entire premise about the entail and 'trying to break it' is simply ridiculous. What is an entail? It's a very common (then) method of leaving property, usually to the eldest son, in the family. The property is tied up for future generations according to this legal device, ie it must always pass to the designated person, usually eldest male heir. The idea of this was to ensure that the property was not broken up. They didn't use them as much in Europe, often leading to the situation of today where large castles stand on tiny estates, the once huge estates having been divided up in earlier generations to leave something to each of several sons (never mind the girls).

Similarly, the title usually passes to the eldest male heir.
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