Downton Abbey: Seasons 1-4


Main Plot Points:

  • Led by Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith, the acclaimed ensemble cast brings to life all the drama and intrigue of the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, the lavish English country manor, home to the Earl of Grantham.
  • This limited edition box set includes every episode of the first four seasons of this Golden Globe® and multi-Emmy® Award-winning series, following the Crawley family and their servants from pre-war England through the storms of World War I, and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s as the lives of its inhabitants are shaped by romance, heartbreak, scandals, rumors, blackmail, and betrayal.

What We Thought:

  • Just as the new season is starting, this gorgeous collection features all four previous seasons of the smash hit Downton Abbey.
  • I don’t care what kind of television you think you like, if you haven’t watched Downton Abbey, you are missing out on some of the best TV around. Period.
  • All that critical buzz and internet chatter you’ve been hearing about the show? It’s all DEAD ON.
  • This show is magnificent, dramatic, funny, heartfelt, moving, well-acted, and utterly fantastic in every single way.
  • Downton Abbey looks gorgeous on Blu-ray. The transfer manages to capture everything in all it’s real-world splendor, from the crumbling city streets of the town around Downton to the splendor of the upper crust manor house.
  • Meanwhile, the surround soundtrack doesn’t have a lot to work with, but it does its job to the best of its ability.
  • There are two kinds of people in the world: those who watch Downton Abbey and those who don’t. Make sure you fall into the right camp.

Special Features:

  • Various making-of featurettes

Notable Cast & Crew:

  • Joanne Frogatt
  • Brendan Coyle
  • Allen Leech
  • Phyllis Logan
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Jim Carter
  • Penelope Wilton
  • Elizabeth McGovern
  • Maggie Smith
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Michelle Dockery
  • Dan Stevens
  • Siobhan Finneran
  • Jessica Brown Findlay
  • Laura Carmichael

Recommended if You Like:

  • Amazing television
  • Ensemble casts
  • Great acting