DVD Review: Downton Abbey Season 6

Fans of Downton Abbey shouldn’t be disappointed with the end of the series. After all, it ended on a high note. Now you can add the DVD to your collection and have an elegant marathon.

The complete sixth and final season begins in 1925. Life continues to change at Downton with servants including the ones who have been part of the family coming and going. Due to changes regarding women and the working class shaking things up above them, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern) lands an important role at a hospital, Edith (Laura Carmichael) continues her writing career and running her own paper, and some of the servants start their own careers outside of service.

Meanwhile Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) struggles to keep up with the times, in surprising contrast to his mother Violet (Maggie Smith), though the lady remains stubborn and proud. Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) falls in love again but is afraid of open her heart, not ready to move on from widowhood, and as a result she hurts those around her. Carson and Mrs Hughes (Jim Carter and Phyllis Logan) take their relationship to a whole new level. An unexpected surprise comes Anna and Bates’ (Joanne Froggatt and Brendan Coyle) way.

Throughout the season, the characters search to find happiness and their place in an ever changing world. The season is full of heartbreak, secrets, romance and overwhelming joy, and familiar faces including Lily James (Cinderella, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies) return. It’s perfect for fans, old and new.


Special Features

The DVD features behind-the-scenes, a look on the cars of Downton, a documentary that centers on Downton etiquette with historical adviser Alastair Bruce to guide you, and watch the cast say their farewells.

Special Features Score: FOUR STARS (OUT OF FIVE)

Downton Abbey: The Sixth and Final Season is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from 28 April.


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