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Downton Abbey

[Season 1]
(DVD - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above.
Title: Downton Abbey
[Season 1]
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution ; Boston, Mass. : WGBH, c2011
Edition: Original UK ed., widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (368 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: a Carnival/Masterpiece co-production ; produced by Nigel Marchant ; written and created by Julian Fellowes ; directed by Brian Percival, Ben Bolt, Brian Kelly
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 2010
Special features: Downton Abbey: The making of; Downton Abbey: a house in history
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Set in an Edwardian country house in 1912, Downton Abbey portrays the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who work for them. In the drawing rooms, library, and beautiful bedrooms, with their tall windows looking across the park, lives the family, but below stairs are other residents, the servants, as fiercely possessive of their ranks as anyone above.
ISBN: 9781608833894
1608833895
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama DOWNTON
Credits: Original music, John Lunn ; cinematography, David Katznelson, David Marsh ; editing, John Wilson, Alex Mackie, Nick McPhee.
Performers: Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Jim Carter, Phyllis Logan, Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens.
System Details: DVD NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; stereo
Other Language: English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Subject Headings: Country life Great Britain Drama Families Great Britain Drama Household employees Great Britain Drama Great Britain Drama
Genre/Form: Fiction television programs
Television series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Country life
Families
Household employees
Publisher No: MST64100 PBS Distribution
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The Crawleys and their servants experience dramas of all variety at the ancestral home. Season 2 brings World War I to the extended family.

I have the Downtown fever! The rave reviews are true. If you are interested in a new TV series with lots of drama you will LOVE this! - Susan


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Such a great show. I'm addicted.

I was notified of the availability of Dowton on 7th and 9th it was past due. I missed it. Please sign me up for another hold. Thanks.

Aug 12, 2014
  • spiritus rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had heard so much about Downton Abbey, I finally gave in. Just finished season one. It seemed a bit slow, but it drew me in, although there is a lot of back stabbing and pettiness amid the period costumes and scenery. I just put a hold on season two.

Aug 06, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

New to the Downton Abbey fan club, watched all of the first season, and I love it!

Aug 04, 2014
  • mrs_ferguson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had heard a lot about this series, but had not watched it yet. Once I did, I found myself hooked! I recommend this series if you like good entertainment. Maggie Smith is another great reason to watch this series. You'll be hooked after the first episode!

Aug 01, 2014
  • chogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Simply fabulous...very classy.
Was hooked right through.

The outright evil of Thomas and O'Brien is ridiculous: They both should be twirling moustaches. Once I reached their plotting against Bates with the innocent connivance of Daisy I had to turn this hyper melodrama off.

Nov 05, 2013
  • joeguy rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The thing I like about this is how it makes me FEEL when I watch it. I feel peaceful and serene inside. It's really well done and Maggie Smith is hilarious. The script is very well written and lots of insightful comments are made throughout the season. It's off to season 2 now.

Oct 30, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

upstairs downstairs with a bigger budget

Sep 23, 2013
  • ktnv rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely love this series, it is addictive. Creator Julian Fellowes has done an excellent job with the characters and the story. He was co-writer with Robert Altman on 'Gosford Park' a movie also well worth watching.

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Jan 08, 2014
  • patsy64 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

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Feb 14, 2013
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Mar 25, 2013
  • marv957 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This series is very well written which I strongly recommend to view! From the very beginning it captures the essence of the characters during a time in British history where living in Downton mansion meant a lifestyle of being well-to-do by the standards of the rich&wealthy to have servants,maids,footmen,butlers& the sort were a way of life past on from generation-to-generation,so as we are captivated by the elegance of the family while the less forunate are striving to please the aristocrats! This season1 series is not to be missed with all the hidden secrets bet. family members& servants alike...

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Mar 02, 2013
  • Mee2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Carson to Thomas: You have been twisted by nature into something foul, and even I can see that you did not ask for it.

Mar 02, 2013
  • Mee2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Carson [to Thomas]: "I do not wish to take a tour of your revolting world."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "...I have PLENTY of friends I don't like..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "First electricity, now telephones... Sometimes I feel as if I were living in a - an H. G. Wells novel..."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "What is a "week-end"...?"

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