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 21, 2015 9:08AM EST
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Where did this Reading Rainbow network come from, bringing us Masterpieces like Sherlock, and now Downton Abbey? Set in the unsettling early 1900s, since never has the aristocracy and their servants with their romance issues and financial problems been so interesting, mysterious, dramatic and funny.

Where did this Reading Rainbow network come from, bringing us Masterpieces like Sherlock, and now Downton Abbey? Set in the unsettling early 1900s, since never has the aristocracy and their servants with their romance issues and financial problems been so interesting, mysterious, dramatic and funny.

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Dec 15, 2015 4:36PM EST
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one of my favorite shows ever!

one of my favorite shows ever!

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Dec 9, 2015 9:06PM EST
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Good acting, pretty good plot but the take forever just to "get to the point". Show feels very draw out and there are too many characters and side plots, making it hard to keep up. If it didn't "go so slow" I would probably watch it.

Good acting, pretty good plot but the take forever just to "get to the point". Show feels very draw out and there are too many characters and side plots, making it hard to keep up. If it didn't "go so slow" I would probably watch it.

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Nov 21, 2015 10:11PM EST
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Nothing happens, and yet you are riveted! Maggie Smith is a goddess.

Nothing happens, and yet you are riveted! Maggie Smith is a goddess.

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Oct 19, 2015 9:00PM EDT
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Most favorite show!!

Most favorite show!!

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Oct 13, 2015 12:26PM EDT
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Brilliant show. Don't want it to end

Brilliant show. Don't want it to end

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Oct 2, 2015 4:22AM EDT
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Gonna miss this show after this season final episode. I loved it.

Gonna miss this show after this season final episode. I loved it.

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Sep 29, 2015 4:50PM EDT
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Silly posh people and a bad storyline!

Silly posh people and a bad storyline!

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by Katra
Aug 18, 2015 7:08PM EDT
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Don't know why I liked it but I did and now I'm over it.

Don't know why I liked it but I did and now I'm over it.

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by Sdemane
Jul 11, 2015 5:43PM EDT
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There are too many characters, the plots are sometimes obnoxiously convoluted, and most of the dialogue is inane, but this is a wonderful show even if you're not usually one for period drama. By the time you figure out who everybody is, you feel like part of the family -- the ups and downs will truly hit you in the heart.

And any review of Downton Abbey would be remiss without mentioning the goddess who is Maggie Smith. The stories in the later seasons might not pack as much of a punch as they used to, but as long as Maggie Smith is on screen it's worth watching.

There are too many characters, the plots are sometimes obnoxiously convoluted, and most of the dialogue is inane, but this is a wonderful show even if you're not usually one for period drama. By the time you figure out who everybody is, you feel like part of the family -- the ups and downs will truly hit you in the heart.

And any review of Downton Abbey would be remiss without mentioning the goddess who is Maggie Smith. The stories in the later seasons might not pack as much of a punch as they used to, but as long as Maggie Smith is on screen it's worth watching.