I recently noticed that Season 2 of Downton Abbey was recently added to Amazon Prime Video. I had been waiting to watch the series on Netflix Instant for a while.
After deciding to sit down and start season 2, I noticed the title said “Original UK Version”. UK Version? Is there a difference between the US and UK version?
After watching Season 1 on PBS here in The States, I was concerned that I would be lost if I started watching the UK version of Season 2. It turns out I might be. Apparently both versions have the same actors and story, but the US version has 2 whole hours edited out. You can find a very detailed list of things missing from the United States version of the show here.
So how do Downton Abbey fans in the United States watch the full, unedited version? It seems the only option is to purchase Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection on DVD or Blu-ray.