Friday, January 6, 2012

Downton Abbey Season 2

Downton Abbey returns Sunday evening with an all-star cast to season two of Julian Fellowes' Emmy Award winning drama.

Downton Abbey's Granthams and their family of servants have already weathered scoundrels, scandals, and a momentous succession crisis. But by November, 1916, the Great War has rendered everything — and everyone — changed. Even Downton Abbey itself, like its residents, has risen to the call of duty and transformed.

At the war front, life intensifies for Downton's young men in the face of untold horrors. Meanwhile, at Downton, war makes new and often unjust demands. Some rise to its call for a stiff upper lip and a useful turn, and others see change as an opportunity for either growth or exploitation. Far from the trenches, there remains no shortage of scheming, meddling, and dangerous attractions.

As other great houses crumble, a diminished Downton Abbey struggles to prevail into a new era with its residents and its honor intact.

Airing January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5,12, & 19 on PBS
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32 comments:

Miriam said...

That's so funny - just 5 minutes ago I set the PVR to tape it! We watched Season 1 a couple of weeks ago and loved it, and can't wait for Sunday!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Ams so looking forward to it! Loved the 1st series...just sorry we missed the Christmas special here in the US. Sigh...

cathy@home said...

We have not got it here yet,but I am sure we shall soon.

Custom Comforts said...

I can hardly wait ~ 7 new episodes. Thanks for giving us the dates and the heads up.
Cindy

Sharon said...

Wish it wasn't on a Sunday. I would like to see it.

DJan said...

You sure make it sound good! Maybe I'll go over and check it out. Thanks for the tip! Just what I need: more good stuff to watch. :-)

Amish Stories said...

Ive never seen this program before, and welcome to the new year. Richard

Sandra said...

have not heard of this one before, must be on BBC?

Sandra said...

count me a dummy, i see it is on PBS

John Gray said...

I hope you enjoy it...for me the second season dramatically was not as good as the first but it DID come back with a bang with the final christmas episode!!!
enjoy!!!

Maggie said...

We've already seen series 2 and the wonderful Christmas special, too.
You're going to love it!

Cozy in Texas said...

Looking forward to this
Ann

Country Gal said...

Havent seen this show here ! Sounds good ! Must look out for it ! Have a wonderful day !

Anita said...

that is a very good movie!!

we have it on television..we norwegians love it!!

YONKS said...

Enjoy! It's fantastic and I can't wait for season 3.

Sara said...

Yes, I'm eagerly waiting right along with you!

Beth said...

Saw a preview showing of the 1st episode of season 2 last night in Chattanooga, TN. It was great! They also announced that there will be a season 3!!

Dianne said...

I'm so excited about it. We rewatched season one last week. Dianne

Theanne said...

Somewhere along the way I must have watched at least one episode of Downton Abbey! I liked it, need to check back with Netflix and see what's up with it! I absolutely enjoy British TV, but since I don't want a TV connection I watch on Netflix!

Emily said...

We too are eager for Sunday night's arrival of this season's first episode of Downtown Abbey. I was tickled to discover that y'all will be watching it too! We've heard excellent reviews, especially about that Christmas episode. I'll be on the edge of my seat!

Jenny said...

We'll be watching here in Arkansas too!

DeanO said...

This looks to be a great series.

Hilary said...

My mother loves this because she grew up in Newbury.
She and her family used to come here all the time.

Tess said...

Ohhhhhhh...I am so looking forward to the new season!! My m-in-l in England has seen it and said there is also the Christmas episode that we will see a bit out of season. My husband bought me season one and I have seen every episode about 5 times. Can't wait!!!!!

vicki said...

Oh I can't wait- I love love love this series!! Looking forward to a great season!
Yea-----!!!
Vicki

Cindy F. Adkins said...

I'm recording it. I missed Season I, so I want to watch it first. I've heard so many good things about it! Thanks for the reminder.
Cindy @ Art,Books,Tea

Shammickite said...

I just watched it!
I saw season 1 last year, and then all of season 1 was replayed on the Buffalo PBS channel, so I watched it again.
I just know that Thomas is going to cause trouble again.

Star said...

I watched this whilst in England last time and now I'm enjoying it again. It's so lovely to watch it without the commercials!

Kathy said...

Yes, great fan here. I love everything about the series. PBS is #1. Thanks, Kathy

Kerry said...

I love Downton Abbey, my PVR is taping and I am watching the next day. I work early in the morning so I am an early to bed person. I live for every episode! Glad to hear a lot of other folks love it too!!!!

Sunny said...

Oh yes! I have been able to warch each and every episode of it. It also plays Tues. mornings at 9am (?) I love these old British movies! Well, any old movies that has to do with people of different stations in life. Some had it very good while others struggled all their lives. We are so well off and so many take it for granted.

Bluebell Woods said...

I love Downton Abbey. It has made me realize just how much that war changed life in England, and probably Europe. The social classes merged probably for the first time. Women became more. They married "beneath" them and for pleasure rather than for position. They found professions that had never been allowed them before. Although I knew the impact that the womens movement and back then the suffrage, I don't think it has been shown quite so clearly as in this and "Upstairs Downstairs" its predecessor. I just finished watching that series on Netflix.
Janice