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5.0 out of 5 stars A "classier" time ..., September 20, 2012
This review is from: Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 3 (DVD)
I'm addicted to Downton Abbey. I'm addicted to the dialogue, to the fashion, to the twists and turns of life in the Grantham realm. I love the show for the values that it promotes - values long forgotten and exchanged for the seemingly more exciting lives of housewives and misguided youth. So bring back the times when people lived and died for honour. When every person's ultimate battle, rich or poor, consisted of enlarging the good and bright, and diminishing the dark and evil in his being. Visually, there is little on international television that can compete with the magnificent production, editing and cinematography of Downton Abbey. It is just visual excellence, from Day One. I am soooo looking forward to Matthew and Mary's wedding....
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Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 8, 2012 3:18:49 PM PST
Cosmosmom says:
So well said . So happy someone else sees the hidden thrust of this show . Not just stiff up lip !!
Values to live your life by ..

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 25, 2012 4:43:28 PM PST
K. K. Jnstne says:
Then, a much more unequal, unfair society in reality.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 7:11:09 PM PST
Values? You must be joking! The story lines mirror universal human foibles, and highlight the immoral and unethical behavior of the rich and famous, as well as the underclass. Sleeping around, murder, cover-ups, blackmail, etc - what of these behaviors do you deem as "values?"

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 3:28:44 PM PST
T. Dietrich says:
The moral values of virtue, trust, and honor are definately what they were in that day, however, they are definately NOT here in present society unfortunately. The show is powerful in those areas alone. True there was a severe unequality back then as well which at least in the US we do not see so much of anymore, but if virtue, trust and honor were to improve in today's society, perhaps we would all live a much higher quality of life.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 5:59:38 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 27, 2013 6:02:18 AM PST
How disheartening that some would take umbrage with the notion of order and the pursuit of honor, and truly, that is what society has lost. Our deepest yearnings are for a strong leader, a sympathetic advocate, and an all knowing, offhanded, indulging alien. Broken homes, self-indulgent mothers, of any age, and whining grandparents covering their own failings with excuses have wreaked havoc with the primitive order of culture, the order a little child is born recognizing, have ruined it for all of us. Please, inequality, lack of morals? Those are covers for not getting our own way or not being treated like we want to be treated. People are human, those of us with conscience know we work best through order and reason, but we are still the creatures of our own wills. Order and reason, not unrealistic perfection, Downton Abbey, elegance, security, standards, we all long for it. Bravo, Julian Fellowes, you have touched our core.

Posted on Feb 3, 2013 3:46:38 PM PST
gabesrfm says:
Does the blu ray version allow subtitles? Thanks.
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