Downton Abbey Reviews & Ratings

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Set in the fictional Downton Abbey, stately home of the Earl of Grantham, early in the reign of King George V, during the two years prior to the Great War and commencing with news of the sinking of the Titanic, an event that triggers much of the storyline. It follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants.
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Dec 19, 2015 5:46AM EST
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Acquaint yourself with the fascinating members of the aristocratic Crawley family, the extensive staff that work for them, and witness how personal and historical events affect their lives and the era they live in. The writers of this series are so accomplished that every character is so well defined that it’s impossible to believe they exist only on film. If I had to single out the person that most amuses me, it would have to be Maggie Smith, who literally steals every scene she’s in with her demeanour and wit. The scripts, sets and costumes are all faultless, and the acting is superlative. With beautiful stories ranging from enduring love and friendship, to heartbreak and war, everything is tastefully written and filmed, then served on a silver platter. There are truly no words adequate enough to describe just how wonderful this show is, and what a joy it is to watch. Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the glorious story telling that is Downton Abbey. You may never want to leave.

Acquaint yourself with the fascinating members of the aristocratic Crawley family, the extensive staff that work for them, and witness how personal and historical events affect their lives and the era they live in. The writers of this series are so accomplished that every character is so well defined that it’s impossible to believe they exist only on film. If I had to single out the person that most amuses me, it would have to be Maggie Smith, who literally steals every scene she’s in with her demeanour and wit. The scripts, sets and costumes are all faultless, and the acting is superlative. With beautiful stories ranging from enduring love and friendship, to heartbreak and war, everything is tastefully written and filmed, then served on a silver platter. There are truly no words adequate enough to describe just how wonderful this show is, and what a joy it is to watch. Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the glorious story telling that is Downton Abbey. You may never want to leave.

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Oct 16, 2015 9:52AM EDT
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A british period drama , with nice characters...

A british period drama , with nice characters...

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Sep 26, 2015 9:32PM EDT
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2ed best british show ever

2ed best british show ever

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Mar 19, 2015 1:24AM EDT
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One of the best period dramas BBC has ever done.

One of the best period dramas BBC has ever done.

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Feb 6, 2015 1:49PM EST
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good show about the life of the rich ones, in the old days

good show about the life of the rich ones, in the old days

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Sep 5, 2014 12:08PM EDT
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Dame Maggie Smith, need I say more.

Dame Maggie Smith, need I say more.

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Aug 17, 2017 5:58AM EDT
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This is one of the best period dramas on TV! The ensemble has done a fabulous job and although it gets a little dry in a couple of seasons, you are already so engrossed with the characters that you don't mind it. I loved this show and I am glad they ended it when they did; I enjoyed it through-and-through.

This is one of the best period dramas on TV! The ensemble has done a fabulous job and although it gets a little dry in a couple of seasons, you are already so engrossed with the characters that you don't mind it. I loved this show and I am glad they ended it when they did; I enjoyed it through-and-through.

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Apr 26, 2017 7:07AM EDT
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Downton Abbey is a really nice show to watch if you want quality British drama. Looking at a number of talented actors, I don't need to say that the acting is amazing. It's also very well filmed, and even though it is a drama, it's still realistic and historically accurate, it's not over the top which I really appreciated. The characters are real, grounded, and the show is funny and heart warming. I just had a blast watching the show!

Downton Abbey is a really nice show to watch if you want quality British drama. Looking at a number of talented actors, I don't need to say that the acting is amazing. It's also very well filmed, and even though it is a drama, it's still realistic and historically accurate, it's not over the top which I really appreciated. The characters are real, grounded, and the show is funny and heart warming. I just had a blast watching the show!

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Mar 3, 2017 11:11PM EST
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My friend tried on countless occassions to get me to watch this show. I always refused but one day he put on a couple of episodes for me and when I came home, i binged watched the rest. This is a great show and something I never thought I would watch!

My friend tried on countless occassions to get me to watch this show. I always refused but one day he put on a couple of episodes for me and when I came home, i binged watched the rest. This is a great show and something I never thought I would watch!

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by karenx
Jan 23, 2017 1:50PM EST
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Brilliant show! I still miss Downton Abbey and all the great characters!
Fingers crossed for a possible movie!

Brilliant show! I still miss Downton Abbey and all the great characters!
Fingers crossed for a possible movie!