Watch an Awesome New Trailer for Downton Abbey Season 2 (VIDEO)

By Seth Abramovitch

Dec 02, 2011

Downton Abbey returns to PBS on January 8, but the second season of the Emmy-winning British period drama has already aired in the U.K. The buzz has not been entirely great—from what I’ve been reading online, the show moves too far into soapy territory with a number of jaw-dropping developments and some too-heavy-handed social commentary thrown in as afterthought. But whatever, we won’t let that spoil our fun. In this kind-of-awesome trailer (which, be warned, is said to reveal several pivotal plot points) we catch up with the Crawleys as The Great War rages around them. Who will live? Who will die? Who will eat soup with the wrong spoon? And who will win the flower show? Oh, who are we kidding—Violet is totally going to fix it this year.

And the song playing in the trailer is jónsi’s “Tornado.” I Shazam'd it so you don’t have to.

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  • Rachel_225 Dec 05, 2011

    Hmm, that doesn't reel me in. Season 1 was good but that trailer isn't that great. Cinematography is beautiful though.

  • mermayd Dec 05, 2011

    I thought series 2 was about the same as series 1, I enjoyed both. Regards the headline though: it seems odd to use the word "awesome". It should have been "splendid", or "marvellous" surely?

  • SirSquinty Dec 05, 2011

    Ok....I am American and have already seen all of season 2. Rest assured, devoted viewers. Any naysayers of the show's second outing are surely mistaken because both I and my viewing companion could not have been more pleased with the direction the show took. The stakes were a plenty, the acting was elite, the writing superb, music flawless, and the facial expressions of Carson, Lady Grantham, and the Dowager Countess could not be more picture perfect. Downton Abbey is the best show ever concocted by man.

  • RoshenAldazar Dec 05, 2011

    Looking forward to Season 3!

  • mermayd Dec 05, 2011

    I do believe we have a Christmas special first.

  • Nhairad Dec 05, 2011

    Loooking forward to how it plays out with the sisters,and the death of that guy(can't i remember who he is at the moment)from that country,yeah that one,and how it escalates from there.The footsman and his issues;who really gets control of Downton Abbey.

  • Lady_Lancaster Dec 04, 2011

    Love this show. Really looking forward to the Christmas Special and to Season 3 which should be out next year. Can't wait!

  • ZangLooWii Dec 04, 2011

    Ohj yeah now thats what I am talking about dude. WOw.



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  • Cynycal Dec 03, 2011

    really enjoyed both seasons, but wish there was more great war badassery.

  • lolamustang Dec 03, 2011

    same here. can't wait for season 3

  • aliSuz Dec 03, 2011

    Oooo I'm excited.

  • Chocolatier Dec 03, 2011

    I can't wait! Looks amazing!

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