The countdown is on. For fans of the British drama, Downton Abbey, the show’s third season will finally come to America on Sunday, January 6th on PBS affiliates across the country. Downton’s second season was met with mixed reviews, but as fans will see in the season premiere of Season Three, things have gotten much better. Season Three opens where Season Two closed. Audiences see Lady Mary and Matthew are finally getting ready to get married. But among all the happiness of the impending nuptials, things at the abbey aren’t entirely rosy. Financial issues have the fate of Downton Abbey up in the air. Fans will also find interesting Matthew’s thoughts that maybe he doesn’t want to live at the abbey after he and Lady Mary are wed. It’s obvious that things at the abbey are changing through this revelation. And the introduction of Cora’s mother (played wonderfully by veteran actress Shirley MacLaine) makes for the possibility of plenty of great moments of cultural differences between herself and Lady Violet, Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith—Harry Potter). There is so much more for audiences to look forward to in Season Three’s premiere, and the season’s other episodes, too without giving away too much. Even more to look forward to is the upcoming release of Downton Abbey Season Three on DVD and Blu-Ray.
Downton Abbey Season Three will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, January 29th. Included in the upcoming release will be a feature on Shirley MacLaine, a standard behind the scenes featurette, and a bunch more. Fans will be able to order Season Three online at PBS’s online store, http://www.shoppbs.org.
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