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Downton Abbey

Season 2
(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Downton Abbey


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Season two returns as the Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions of love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal.
Title: Downton Abbey
Season 2
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] :, PBS Home Video,, 2012
Edition: Original U.K. ed., widescreen presentation
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (ca. 540 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: written and created by Julian Fellowes
Notes: Title from container
Release date: Feb. 7, 2012
DVD release of episodes originally aired as a television series in 2011
"Masterpiece classic"--Container
Special features: Fashion & uniforms ; romance in a time of war ; house to hospital
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Season two returns as the Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions of love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal.
ISBN: 9781608836055
1608836053
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama DOWNTON2
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Report This Mar 13, 2014
  • talktimereader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved Seasons 1 & 2. Acting, costumes and LOCATION outstanding. Especially enjoyed the extras describing Highclere and current owners. Interesting reading of British WWI experiences are Anne Perry's series of 5 novels English Mysteries historically correct: No Graves As Yet, Shoulder the Sky, Angels in the Gloom, At Some Disputed Barricade, We Shall Not Sleep.

The women in the family are smitten with this overbaked melodrama. It is formulaic to the point of groans at each turgid piece of predictability.

Report This Dec 03, 2013
  • Liselara rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I requested seasons 1, 2 and 3 from the Library and got season 2 first. I knew very little about the series except it kept popping up in The View or Hot in Cleveland so I thought I'd give it a try. I was a bit lost at first (not knowing the key players) but I caught up to speed very quickly. The acting, costumes and directing are superb. I wonder, though, were people actually like that? My favorite character was Daisy.

Report This Nov 08, 2013
  • joeguy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Superior entertainment with one complaint: a little too soap opera-y and predictable at times. The amnesiac relative is a case in point. The tug of war between Mary and Matthew is so well done it's not too annoying. So glad it turns out the way it does. I was really moved by Lavinia's scenes.

Report This Aug 09, 2013
  • doeraymee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

addictive

Report This Jul 29, 2013
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is just a Brittish period piece soap opera. Excels as a period piece, as the sets and costumes are gorgeous. Not really my cup of tea (pun intended) but it does an above average job of sucking you in and making you care about the storyline and the characters. Well acted.

Report This Jul 26, 2013
  • richibi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

where season 1 had been high art, season 2 becomes little by little episodic, unremittingly a soap opera, with over time highly improbable developments in every one of its nooks and crannies, all easily trumped however by utterly superb sets,costumes and performances generally, enough to make this show ever compelling, and still an outright triumph

Report This Jul 25, 2013
  • ITC rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Loved season 1 and 2. I agree with Mmc0119, easy escapism.

Report This Jul 06, 2013
  • Mmc0119 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great show, easy escapism wonderful costumes.

Report This Jun 03, 2013
  • blue_swallow_11 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved this season... season 3 is just depressing at the end... Cant wait for season 4!!

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

Sir Richard Carlisle: "I'm leaving in the morning, Lady Grantham. I doubt we'll meet again." Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "Do you promise?"

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

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (on Lavinia Swire): "So... that's Mary's replacement... Well, I suppose looks aren't everything..." Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham: "I think she seems rather sweet... I'm afraid meeting us altogether must be rather intimidating..." Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham: "I DO hope so."

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Report This Mar 21, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Priceless, priceless Maggie Smith!

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