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I stumbled onto the first season of Downton Abbey quite by accident and enjoyed following both "families" upstairs and down. The writing is excellent and the story lines amusing and engaging. I enjoyed all of the seasons since and was surprised by the deaths of Sybil and Matthew, but not shocked. Both lead further into great drama and add the suspense of the "cliff hanger" for the next season to begin upon. The addition of the naughty cousin Rose may make some new inroads with the story line. With Mary now widowed with a son, and Tom now a widower with a daughter, who knows what tangled plot may now ensue? There is always more backstabbing and sneakiness to be sure between the likes of Thomas and Miss O'Brien, so I think all is not lost. Maggie Smith as the Matriarch is pure gold. She's my favorite! If a face could launch a thousand ships, her expressions could easily wipe out an entire Navy!! She's no sourpuss...she's just a powerhouse! She can say more with one look than most can say with pages of dialogue. I look forward to season 4 and hope there will be more.
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Initial post: Jul 19, 2013 8:53:58 AM PDT
Aside from "Winds of War" and "War and Rememberance" I think Downton Abbey is the best thing ever shown on television. Outstanding and fluid script, fabulous (and relatively unknown at least in the states) actors, lovely scenery, and, oh yes, Maggie Smith! Even as an American, I've found the series captivating and have bought all seasons so far and will pre-order Season Four. I hope it continue for years!!!
Posted on Oct 1, 2013 12:15:39 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 7, 2013 7:13:14 AM PDT
How about a SPOILER WARNING!!!!
Posted on Oct 8, 2013 5:07:27 PM PDT
I agree with this post completely. I LOVE Maggie Smith and you described her perfectly. The whole cast is wonderful and I cannot wait until Season 4. I have it on order.
Posted on Oct 9, 2013 9:48:35 AM PDT
You just ruined season 3 for me. I have not yet watched it!! Please please delete your comment or revise it! Definite SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2013 9:48:54 AM PDT
Posted on Oct 17, 2013 7:21:06 PM PDT
Mister Bonely says:
I'm afraid you might be disappointed when it comes to O'Brien. I believe the actress who plays her won't be back in the fourth series. Her character will be said to have been sent away. At least, that's what I read months ago.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2013 12:38:22 PM PST
This is a review of season 4. If you haven't watched season 3 then why are you looking at reviews of season 4 and then whining about spoilers?
Posted on Dec 27, 2013 1:11:06 AM PST
Sarah Skinner says:
PLEASE PLACE *SPOILER* ALERT!!!
(Or remove this post)
Posted on Dec 29, 2013 2:40:52 PM PST
You reviewed season 4, which you haven't watched yet. This is not what the purpose of reviews is, is it?? Just the same, we're looking forward to it, also.