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From Masterpiece on PBS. Unedited UK edition. A stately country house, a noble family, and a succession crisis are the backdrop for Downton Abbey, an Edwardian spellbinder by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). The series that took the UK by storm, Downton Abbey stars Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and a house full of revered actors in a production that brings a glittering bygone era to life.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1 (Original UK Edition)||The lives of the Crawley family and Downton Abbey's servants are changed for ever when the sinking||1:06:14||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2 (Original UK Edition)||Everyone is anxious at the arrival of Matthew Crawley, the heir presumptive, but he soon encounters||48:08||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3 (Original UK Edition)||Cora's attempts at matchmaking are dashed when Mary is smitten not by intended target Evelyn Napier||48:04||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4 (Original UK Edition)||The fair arrives in the village and Mrs Hughes finds herself the centre of speculation when she||46:37||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5 (Original UK Edition)||As the village prepares for the annual flower show, Isobel finds herself in conflict with Violet,||48:09||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6 (Original UK Edition)||Sybil's determination to pursue her political leanings lands her in great danger when a fight breaks||47:08||$2.99||View In iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 7 (Original UK Edition)||Cora makes a discovery that throws the inheritance issue into chaos, and under pressure from her||1:03:11||$2.99||View In iTunes|
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One of the best dramas on television right now
I was about to say this is the best period drama I've ever seen, but why limit it to period dramas? This is a brilliant drama about its characters, first and foremost. Even the most despicable of them (and there are a few fun ones!) are humanized and believable to such a degree that only a few scenes after you curse them, you're pitying or routing for them! So many people caught in a moment of change, between old ways and new, an old class system that had its flaws and a new one that nobody yet understands. It is rich in tiny historical touches that make you feel as though you now really understand what it was like to live then, to be a servant or a master, the obligations and horrors and sometimes happinesses that came to all stations of life.
But then, if you're already a fan of costume drama, or masterpiece theater, you probably don't need convincing. To those who are less used to this genre, you need not be a fan of history to appreciate the excellent writing, pitch-perfect acting, and sprawling storytelling here. If you like good TV, chances are you'll like Downton Abbey
Great show - why does US iTunes only have 4 episodes - UK has 7
Great show, but I have a complaint about availability - I dont understand why there are only 4 episodes on the US iTunes store but there are 7 on the UK store. I just spent 15 pounds on a UK iTunes gift certificate and UK iTunes account to be able to download shows 5,6,7.
I wish they would just make all episodes available in US as well...
It is amazing
Never wrote a review but I just had to for Downton Abbey. Regret that the first series is over, enjoyed every minute of it. Can't wait for the second series.
Maggie Smith you rock!!
- HD Version
- Genre: Drama
- Released: Jan 09, 2011
- © 2010 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English