Original UK Edition: Season 2 of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey returns as The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects.
Downton Abbey -- a sprawling, lavish Edwardian mansion nestled in the Yorkshire landscape -- needs an heir. Dame Maggy Smith stars as Violet, the stubborn Dowager Countess of Grantham matriarch of Downton. Hugh Bonneville stars as her son, the stoic, unflapple Lord Crawley. Elizabeth McGovern is his far-sighted American wife, Cora. From Academy Award-winner Julian Fellowes. This is the original un-edited UK version of the program.
"Downton Abbey," winner of six Emmy Awards, including the win for "Outstanding Miniseries or Movie," depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912.
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Starring Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, and Hugh Bonneville with guest star Shirley MacLaine.
Is this really just an old fashioned soap opera dressed up as a period piece?