Doris Smith

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (7 of 7)
Location: Ontario, Canada


Top Reviewer Ranking: 367,474 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 7
Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 2 (U.K. Edition) <b>DVD</b> ~ Hugh Bonneville
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing British Drama, Feb. 26 2012
I watched series 1, couldn't wait for series 2 and WOW, I wasn't disappointed. It carried over the story lines from series one beautifully, and, although the final scene was a little weak, was well worth the wait.

The historical accuracy is wonderful both in costumes and attitudes as this was a time of very great change. The acting is superb, but for my money Maggie Smith wins hands down! She shines and offers some comedic interludes balancing the more dramatic scenes. So many good actors, so many good story lines. I really can't wait for series three. Well worth viewing over and over.
Housewife 49 <b>DVD</b> ~ Victoria Wood
Housewife 49 DVD ~ Victoria Wood
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Escape from the sink, Nov. 23 2009
This is a beautifully written, superbly acted and very insightful look at the wartime experiences of an ordinary woman of that time. It could be said to be an early forerunner of a feminist point of view. and also gives insight into the prevailing class system which existed at the time. For those of you born around that time or brought up in the 50s and 60s you will see may things long forgotten, like paraffin stoves and wrap around pinnies as well as the attitudes pertaining during that era. Housewife 49 could have been my own grandmother and Victoria Wood suceeds - as always - in capturing the small details exactly. She is a very clever writer and actor, and I look forward to her future… Read more

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