PeaNut 268,201 July 2006 Posts: 5,465 Layouts: 8 Loc: Northwoods
Posted: 9/24/2012 11:02:19 PM
What PBS aired for BOTH Season 1 and Season 2 were edited down from the UK versions. The dvds have ALL of the UK versions, and I'm pretty sure so do the online versions (Netflix and Amazon).
I have NO idea why PBS keeps editing those programs - on my local station, they fill the space with some cheesy 10min program of a guy pointing our star constellations - it's like a crazy uncle set up a video camera in his yard and filmed a PBS show.
The Downton Abbey PBS cuts (IMHO) made the storyline of the US version feel very choppy - ex: like the relationship between the youngest dd and the chauffer going from practically nothing to.... in nothing flat. In the dvd, you see several scenes that were cut that explained what was happening between them.
Enjoy watching it - we can't wait until we can see season 3 over here!