Downton Abbey

Season 3 Episode 1

Episode 1

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 16, 2012 on PBS

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  • Wonderful Season Opener

    Gripping, entertaining, a great start for a third season. Only a couple minor gripes: Matthew is essentially rehashing guilt over Lavinia that he resolved at the end of season 2, which makes his character appear a bit tired, though the actor Dan Stevens tries valiantly to make it work. And Shirley MacLaine is ridiculous, like a circus sideshow act, completely overdone - and completely overshadowed by Maggie Smith. Other than that, a great show.