Downton Abbey

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We return to the sumptuous setting of Downton Abbey for the sixth and final season of this internationally acclaimed hit drama series.
Starring
Maggie SmithDan StevensHugh Bonneville
Genres
HistoricalDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    January 2, 2016
    1 h 9 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Mary's past catched up with her when an unwelcome visitor delivers an ultimatum, and news about the running of Downton Hospital puts Violet on the warpath.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    January 9, 2016
    49min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An idea of Mary's gives Anna new hope. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Huges can't agree, and Edith is faced with her greatest fear.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    January 16, 2016
    48min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    An old acquaintance comes to Edith's aid, while Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes' big day brings an unexpected arrival.Spratt has something to hide but Denker is hot on the trail. Tensions mount over the hospital takeover, leading Isobel of offend a friend.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    January 23, 2016
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    Tom and Sybbie settle back into life at Downton, and a figure from the past surprises those above and below stairs. As Thomas struggles to fill Carson's shoes, a crisis take Anna and Mary to London. And Daisy has a bone to pick with Cora.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    January 30, 2016
    50min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    Violet embroils the Minister of Health in the hospital row about his visit ends in catastrophe. Andy finds an unexpected confidant in Thomas, Edith has a date with Bertie, and Mary sense she's been kept in the dark about a family secret.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    October 24, 2015
    50min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Downton Abbey opens its doors to the public for charity, and tensions between Cora and Violet reach a dramatic climax.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    February 13, 2016
    50min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The family face a shocking turn of events at Brooklands race track, while Molesley and Daisy are put to the test on examination day, while Mrs Patmore and Mrs Hughes teach Carson a lesson. Andy's secret is out and Thomas feels increasingly isolated.
  8. 8. Episode 8
    February 20, 2016
    1 h 15 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Romance blossoms for Mary and Edith but a betrayal of trust threatens the chance of lasting happiness. Thomas considers desparate measures, Spratt proves to be a man of hidden talents, and Molesley embarks on a career in teaching.
  9. 9. Episode 9
    March 5, 2016
    1 h 37 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Mary endeavours to build bridges but Edith's secret continues to pose a threat. Henry finds his place at Downton more difficult, while Isobel and Violet join forces when Grey's scheming takes a sinister turn. And the day Anna and Bates have been waiting for finally arrives.
  10. 101. The Final Season: A First Look
    This video is currently unavailable
    December 6, 2015
    1min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Get a first look at The Final Season of Downton Abbey!

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Directors
Minkie SpiroPhilip JohnMichael EnglerDavid Evans
Supporting actors
Shirley MacLaineElizabeth McGovernPenelope WiltonPhyllis LoganJim CarterMichelle DockeryLesley NicolJoanne Froggatt
Producers
Gareth NeameNigel MarchantJulian FellowesLiz TrubridgeChris Croucher
Season year
2016
Network
PBS
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Bill PorterReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A soap opera without the crude graphic content seen in so much of the popular media
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This series concentrated on story and drama instead of lurid, graphic content, leading some to find it boring and uninteresting. It gives a glimpse of what the world of the English aristocracy of a century ago was like. Getting to know the characters takes more than one episode. The series is much like a classic novel. It will take an investment of time and a leap of faith to commit to a few episodes. From that point, the show's story quality and character development keeps the viewer engaged. If you've been a follower of Downton Abby, you'll be happy to see the final season's neat closure of many of the varied elements from the previous seasons. My only reservation is that they ran everything out to the final episode, making an extended episode where everything concludes a little too quickly and neatly. Otherwise, the show's writing and production were well above average. For an Edwardian soap opera, I found it very entertaining. I'm sorry to see the series draw to a close.
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John D. CofieldReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Finale Of A Sensation
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Downton Abbey has been a sensation since the first series aired back in 2010-11. We've watched and loved the noble Crawley family and their servants go through tragedies and triumphs for five years now, and this final season inevitably has a bittersweet air to it. Therefore it's a relief to be able to say that the 6th and final season maintains the high standard set by the very first episode.

In 1925 Lord and Lady Grantham, their two surviving daughters, three grandchildren, and one living son-in-law, not to mention the redoubtable Dowager Countess, have weathered the storm of World War I and its immediate aftermath. The world is changing, but much of what makes life so pleasant for the upper classes is still intact. Downstairs in the servant hall there are fewer faces, and the veterans are facing some personal and professional challenges, but overall things are still running pretty much as they always have.

Since this is the final season, there is an inevitable air of "tieing up the loose ends." Attention must be given to the tangled romantic affairs of Lady Mary and Lady Edith, and the sometimes rocky relationship between the Earl and Countess needs some resolution as well. Similar issues involving Carson, Mrs. Hughes, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Bates, and Daisy need to be dealt with. Having watched the entire season I am happy to report that Julian Fellowes and his intrepid cast have done an admirable job of dealing with these details and more. If some storylines weren't completely resolved, enough hints are dropped to ensure that we are left with a good idea of what will eventually happen.

The DVD set has three discs with the full 9 hour UK version of the final season. An additional fourth disc contains the first episodes of three other series: Grantchester, the 2015 version of Poldark, and Indian Summers.There are 30 minutes of bonus material, chiefly three short segments featuring interviews with cast members and some historic details about the buildings and cars used in the series. It's sad to say goodbye to the Crawleys, but owning the DVD sets ensures that we can always revisit them. If you are eager for similar stories, I can recommend the original five seasons of Upstairs, Downstairs.
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LHBReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
And They Lived Happily Ever After.
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Television has never been better than it is right now, and Downton Abbey was one of the four greatest examples of all time ( the others being Lonesome Dove, The Wire and Breaking Bad).

If you miss stories that end "Happily Ever After" you will not want to miss Season 6 of Downton Abbey.

It seems as if everybody has lost the skill to end a show on a note that gives hope and ties up every possible loose end.

Julian Fellows did not make the mistake of trying an incomprehensible ending (Twin Peaks) or one that was totally out of line with the emotional trajectory of the story (Deadwood). He just took it to it's logical conclusion if you have any Faith in the universe and the characters we play on its stage.

The last episode is one of the supreme masterpieces in the history of television. I defy you to get through it without shedding a tear or two not because it is tragic but because this kind of beauty and perfection are so hard to bear.

A perfect ending to some of the best that TV has ever had to offer. 6 out of 5 stars for Season 6 in general. The last episode is too transcendent to even rate.

The entire seasons is the video equivalent of listening to Elgar's Symphonies No 1 and 2 back to back. An unbearably triumphant and simultaneously elegiac tribute to a time and place that I fear will never return.

Not to mention the recurrent humor most of which is delivered with something that is beyond perfection by Maggie Smith in her role as the Dowager Countess of Grantham (it's a pleasure just to write that) that any actor/actress would consider to be the capstone of even the greatest career.

What higher praise could I give?

The Amazon streaming version has perfect video and audio quality.
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BooksalottleReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
The BEST of British Television: Excellent show, brilliantly produced!
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If you are reading these reviews in hopes to be convinced whether or not to watch the entire 'Downton Abbey' series, stop here and don't hesitate any longer. You will not be disappointed. Without a doubt, the series was one of the best shows I've watched in recent memory. I back up and endorse what thousands of other reviewers have stated: the show is brilliant, well written, well acted and superbly produced.

From the first season, until the sixth and final, the storytelling, the actors and the cinematography come together to expertly and poignantly portray what English aristocratic and commoner life was like from the early 1910s until the mid 1920s in the fictional, eponymous countryside estate. There is drama aplenty, life-altering dilemmas, humor, gripping and heart-wrenching twists and turns that builds and has you the viewer hooked and rooting for the good guys, while lambasting the naughty ones.

7th Earl, Lord Grantham, his wife, Countess Lady Grantham, their three daughters: Headstrong, decisive, but mordant eldest daughter Lady Mary; hapless but good-hearted, spinster, middle daughter Lady Edith; rebellious, energetic and kind-hearted youngest daughter Lady Sybil; their sentimental, traditional, "but will put you in your place with a whip-quick one-liner" grandmother, dowager countess, Violet Crawley; a selection of familial relatives, plus their army of domestic servants all join to form a world of high-society, opulence, tradition and intrigue. Much to the aristocrats' chagrin, this opulent world slips away every year with change in modernization and industrialization. World war I, changing tides and new allegiances add to the strife and propels each character to change with it or be left in a world that is inevitable to be soon gone.

I watched the entire six season series over a one-month period and could not get enough of it. I find myself re-watching it over again now. I am a huge history buff and have always been intrigued by the British Aristocracy so the series was and continues to be an absolute delight to watch. I loved how complex and intricate the lives of the servants were, juxtaposed to the equally complex and intricate lives of their lords and ladies upstairs. In each of the three daughters, Mary, Edith and Sybil, I found kinship and saw many aspects of myself that made me cheer and cry along with them as their lives met with love and tragedy. I especially loved the benevolent, kind and honorable reign of lord & lady Grantham as they managed and oversaw their domestic servants. All the servants are memorable, especially: Lady's maid Anna, valet Mr. Bates, head cook Mrs. Patmore, head Butler Mr. Carson, and even the diabolical and always scheming footman, Mr. Barrow. Although I love all the characters, one that is especially special and brought the most laughs was dowager countess Violet Crawley, affectionately called Granny. Her sense and sensibility is biting but always loving and helpful. Dame Maggie Smith is excellent in this role and her portrayal is hilarious at every turn!

I can say with strong certainty that this is the BEST show I've watched all year and I cannot recommend it enough if you like British television. Even if you don't, the series is thoroughly enjoyable as a stand-alone and is high up there in quality like the best of them.
If you haven't seen it, press play now! Highly recommended, 5 out of 5 stars on every one of the six seasons.
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Janice R.Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed
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I have bought many DVDs from Amazon over the years and have never had a problem. Many times I buy them and don't play them until several weeks later. I am so sorry I didn't check this one out because instead of having disc 4 of Downton Abby which is the last episode, Finale, there was a disk of Masterpiece with Seasons 1 of Grantchester, Poldark and Indian Summers. How did that happen?!?! It's upsetting that I can't return this to get the right disc because too much time has gone by. I'm a Prime member and have been loyal for many years. This is unfair!!! I will have to think seriously about whether or not I will renew my Prime membership. I am not pleased with Amazon to say the least!!!
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J.E.G.Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Appreciate being able to pre-order this on Amazon for a Christmas gift.
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Appreciate being able to pre-order this for a Christmas gift.
I am not someone that typically buys DVD's. But there are a few movies or series that we all love and know we will enjoy watching again. Downton Abbey is one series I am happy to have all seasons on DVD's.

If you LOVE Downton Abbey, no doubt you'll love season 6 -
If you have only heard of Downton Abbey, but haven't seen it yet - GET IT.... I would say buy season one to check it out... Once you see the first season, you'll want to buy every season. It is a series you don't want to end... It is a fascinating look back in time. The series took special care to be historically accurate and visually stunning. There are stories within the stories. You almost feel as if you know the wonderful characters.You will certainly use a kleenex or two.

We enjoyed watching the series each week for seasons 1 thru 4 and couldn't wait for the next week. Then we learned that Downton Abbey was available on DVD. It is a whole different experience watching it without commercials. I am already looking forward to next winter and the first snow storm, so we can have a Downton Abbey marathon !
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David W. NesbittReviewed in the United States on February 29, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Overall a classic for the ages!
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We watched the very last episode last night and it was basically a double episode as it was a little over 90 minutes long!

My daughter came home so we went out to lunch and then watched this. The very last one was great and they were able to wrap up about everything that was still hanging. The bit about Carson's shaky hands (Parkinson's or maybe essential tremor?) was kind of sad but otherwise everything ended up happy. I don't want to give away too much as I know many of you won't watch this until next weekend (3/7/16).

We have also watched 3 or 4 episodes either ahead of their showing or after if we weren't going to be home when it was to be shown on PBS.

Picture was as good as it could be and sound was equally as good. Price was very good (think under $25 including S&H!). It's sad this is over but maybe they will make an occasional TV special or movie - maybe even a 3 or 4 part mini-series once in a while.

I would rate this highly detailed series a very high 9.0 to 9.5 for the 6th year - this is about as good as it gets for TV!!
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CharlieGirlReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Downton's Sad Farewell ...
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The final season with the Crawley family did not disappoint! Poor Edith finally got her beau, one that out ranked Lady Mary's title! Mary' gentleman hopscotch finally settled on a humble race car driver. Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes sealed the marital bliss story line and Mrs. Patmore's "house of ill repute" got straightened out. Anna gave Mr. Bates a son, born in Lady Mary's bedroom and His Lordship gave an award winning near death scene at the formal dinner table. Mr. Carson developed palsey that ended his long tenure as Butler but unseemingly opened the door for Barrow to step into his place to the surprise of even himself. Daisey's hard fought battle for her father-in-law to work the pigs opened the door for footman, Andy to learn a new trade and finally win poor Daisy's heart. Matthew's Mother agreed, at the last moment to marry Lord Merton and become a great Lady, as the Dowager Crawley mourned the loss of her companionship with her. Then, to everyone's surprise, especially Lady Mary, her new husband partnered with Tom Branson, Lady Sybil's widower, to open a motor car dealership so he could feel like an equal to his wife. Im sorry to see the end of this program. The Brits do it right, and I will enjoy years watching the reruns on my Amazon Fire!
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