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Doctor Thorne - Season 1

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 10/17/16

This is a very enjoyable British mini-series, written by the same guy who did "Downton Abbey," Julian Fellowes. He also introduces each segment and discusses it at the end.

I have to admit, that while I do love British shows, I've never seen "Downton Abbey." Furthermore, I thought this one was a little slow and boring at first, but then I really got into it and loved it.

Particularly appealing is Ian McShane, who has a small but memorable role as a really drunk old guy. He's hilarious. There's a lot of humor and drama in this show. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It's only 4 episodes, so it won't take up all that much of your time. You won't be sorry, though.  Now, the ending is a tiny bit predictable, but it's still very enjoyable.

There are a lot of great features about the show - more features than there are episodes! I hope there will be a season 2. It aired on ITV in Britain but only aired here on Amazon. There's no word yet on whether there will be a season 2.


From the Creator of “Downton Abbey”

On Digital HD October 17, 2016 and DVD October 18, 2016

Tom Hollander (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, “The Night Manager”)
Rebecca Front (Planet 51, The Brothers Grimsby)
 Richard McCabe (Notting Hill, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World)
Stefanie Martini (“Emerald City”, “Endeavour”)
Harry Richardson (Looking for Grace)
 Alison Brie (“Mad Men”, “Community”, How to Be Single)
Ian McShane (“American Gods,” “Ray Donovan,” Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)

Doctor Thorne (Hollander) lives a quiet life with niece Mary in Greshamsbury, home of the Gresham family. Unbeknownst to others, the Greshams have lost their fortune and the snobbish matriarch Lady Arabella (Front) has a scheme to regain it via an arranged marriage with her son and an American heiress. However, her son is in love with Mary (Martini), which complicates Lady Arabella’s plans.

Doctor Thorne” DVD
Street Date: October 18, 2016
Pre-book: September 14, 2016
Catalog #: WC64837      
UPC: 01313264837880
Run Time: 179 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP: $39.98
Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation 1.78:1
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital

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