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Downton Abbey: Season 2

30 December 2011

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Downton Abbey: Season 2

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This second season of ITV’s period-drama behemoth is packed with incident, from women’s rights to Spanish flu, with the shadow of World War I hovering over all. Twists and turns abound, upstairs and down: Mr. Bates and Anna struggle to escape his evil wife, Matthew and Mary are trapped in a love triangle and Lord Grantham gets tempted by a mousy maid. It’s Dynasty in period clothes, but rip-roaringly entertaining.

Reviewed by Lucy Quick


Downton Abbey: Season 2 Downton Abbey: Season 2
Released: 30 December 2011
‘Making of’, featurettes on costumes and sets, plus interviews.

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RE: Downton Abbey

ITV threw some immense talent at this series and pulled out all the stops production wise. It also has Oscar Winning Julian Fellowes as its writer and creator. This is a world he is very familiar with as he grew up in that world but what has the show to say exactly? Is it really that different to Upstairs Downstairs? I'm sure the point of the show is to show these contrasting worlds, that of the privileged and that of the below stairs staff but who cares really!? Not being sexist but I'm sure ... More

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