March 23, 2015

Downton Abbey: Series Two

Downton Abbey: Series Two, 2011. The goings-on in a large English household during WWI.

Created & written by Julian Fellowes. Directed by Ashley Pearce (2 episodes), Andy Goddard (2), Brian Kelly (2), James Strong (2), & Brian Percival (1). Starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Brown Findlay, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Amy Nuttall, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens, & Penelope Wilton.

Concept: D
Story: D
Characters: D
Dialog: C
Pacing: C
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: Visually, the scenes in the trenches bring things down quite a bit from series one. B
Acting: B
Music: C
Enjoyment: The story is repetitive and lacks anything in the way of creativity, which is growing tiresome after two series. The characters continue to be poorly developed; I probably couldn't tell half of them apart if it weren't for the good casting. On the other hand, Maggie Smith. C

GPA: 1.9/4

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