Since neither the Fall 2011/Spring 2012 TV thread or the Netflix Instant Watch thread is a great place to discuss all things Downton Abbey, I've started a catch-all. Season 1 is available on Netflix Instant Watch, and Season 2 just came out on Blu-ray/DVD February 7th (You can use the GWJ Amazon search on the left to order it for $25 USD on Blu-ray and $20 USD on DVD). Season 3 is scheduled for next year, thank goodness! I am through all but the last episode of Season 2. As with the first season, I couldn't stop watching last night. It's definitely one of the most entertaining dramas currently airing. I'll post some more thoughts eventually. Everyone please be diligent with spoiler tags! This is not a good show to spoil for people.
If you don't know about the show, the wiki page is here, but I don't recommend looking at it to avoid spoilers. Just know that it is a period drama set in the early 1900s at the fictional Downton Abbey estate. I believe the show is best described as Dickensian.