Monday, 31 December 2012

Downton Abbey: Season 3 : Blu Ray Review

Downton Abbey: Season 3 : Blu Ray Review

Rating: M
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.


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