Critic Consensus: In its third season, Downton Abbey remains a gripping, fascinating look at 1920s England, though its melodramatic plotting occasionally veers into less satisfying territory.
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The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. Downton's impeccable butler, Carson (Jim Carter), breaks in a new footman, who happens to be the nephew of the scheming lady's maid O'Brien (Siobhan Finneran). Following Matthew and Mary's engagement, Robert sticks to his duty to maintain Downton more firmly… More
as Lord Grantham
as Violet Crawley
as Lady Grantham
as Matthew Crawley
as Isobel Crawley
as Lady Mary
as Lady Edith
as Lady Sybil
as John Bates
as Mrs Hughes
as Mrs Patmore
as Lady Rose MacClare
as Jimmy Kent
as Tom Branson
as Sir Anthony Strallan
as Martha Levinson
as Ethel Parks
as Dr Clarkson
as Joseph Molesley
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In the gentle, genteel hands of creator Julian Fellowes, the British smash remains delicious status-porn for restive commoners eager to lose themselves in the warm embrace of empire.
Shorn of sex scandals and fraudulent amnesiac heirs, Downton this season has lacked the soapy suspense that used to power it. What remains is essentially conservative: The future will revolve around preserving things, and Downton in particular.
Downton is still a pantheon-great series, filled with memorable moments.
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