Downton Abbey: Season 3 : Blu Ray Review
Released by Universal Home Entertainment
So, it's back for another year - another outing for the gang at Downton - and this time, it brings a wedding as well.
Following on from a relatively lacklustre season 2 was never really going to be a challenge but with critical eyes on this latest outing, there was always a sense that the makers had to up their game a little.
And it's fair to say they have. To a large degree.
There's still the ongoing Bates saga to sort out and a wedding of Mary and Matthew, but this year brought economic and health worries to Downton as the estate ran out of money and there was cancer concerns within the ranks.
I think, if anything, Downton Abbey is becoming more and more soapy as time goes on - but with strong performances from the likes of Hugh Bonneville and occasionally strong writing, it's easy to see why it's still so popular. Though, the ending this year, with a spot of cricket, was something of a let down.
Downton will continue to garner fans with this latest release and certainly the masses who adore it will continue to do so - with a bit of an improvement, non-fans may also take some solace in this masterful release which mixes culture with soap to good effect.