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Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 1 (U.K. Edition) <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Bonneville
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5.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't disappoint, March 4 2011
Downton Abby presents a view of the world just before the Great War. In fact it is the last look at a society and way of life that was on the verge of great and catastrophic change. It is reminiscent in some ways of "Upstairs,Downstairs" in it's portrayal of life above and below stairs. Although some of the situations seem to have been taken from other movies such as Mrs. Miniver (when the Dowager Duchess, hands the trophy for best flower to a villager) still Downton Abbey does what it should, that is present an initmate view of the lives of all the occupants and the values of that era. It is visually rich and the ensemble cast is wonderful. I look forward to the next installment and… Read more

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