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Downton Abbey fans frustrated with lack of options to catch up on past seasons

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With Downton Abbey season four starting Sunday Jan. 5, 2014 those new PBS fans of this period drama set in England are struggling to catch up with previous season so they aren't inundated by spoilers from all their friends and resources on Facebook, Twitter and G+.

In past years you had several options, Netflix, Hulu, OnDemand on cable, iTunes, and Amazon.com instant play. In 2013 Amazon negotiated with the creators of Downton Abbey to beat out most of their competitors with iTunes being your only other option. So you can't catch up with what's happened in past season with the Crawley's on Netflix in 2014.

Livestream Seasons 1, 2 and 3 is now on Amazon or through iTunes. Amazon Prime members can Livestream individual episodes of Downton Abbey for free.

Purchase your Downton Abbey DVDs & Blu-rays on Amazon.com below:

Your other Downton Abbey catchup option is iTunes. Visit the links below to access the past and current seasons of Downton Abbey.

If you are caught up and anxiously awaiting Sunday's premiere of season 4, the synopsis of the episode is listed below. (Spoiler Alert)

Amidst dark secrets, budding romances and surprising revelations Downton Abbey returns six months after the great tragedy, Mary is mired in grief and the estate is engulfed in death taxes. As the family struggles to lift their financial and emotional woes, clashes arise, sparks fly, and it is up to the older generation to bring Mary back to life, and Robert to his senses – no easy task in either respect.

Another departure leaves no tears in its wake, but rather opportunity for new faces – and drama, alliances, and sparks of an entirely different sort – below stairs. As London draws Downton’s youth with its glamorous jazz clubs and sparkling literary scene, social change sweeps its way up to the venerable estate, bringing with it a threat to the continued relevance and very existence of Dowton Abbey. But neither the Crawley family nor its servants can anticipate a dire new threat that penetrates the Abbey’s ancestral walls, buttressed as they are by loyalty and love.

Downton Abbey award winning cast includes: Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Shirley MacLaine and Paul Giamatti.

Source: PBS

You will love indulging in the splendors of another era with the snacks, entrees, and desserts from an Unofficial Downton Abbey Upstairs & Downstairs cookbook masterpiece check the Clumsy Gourmet here.

The Amazon Prime membership program offers special benefits for just $79 per year. Members can:

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We chose the to purchase the third season on Amazon and DVR this epic and addicting costumed period extravaganza until we catch up. Get your tea and scones ready for the next eight Sundays and catch up with what's happening upstairs and downstairs with Lady Mary's family.

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