Upstairs, Downstairs : Season 2

Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Oct 8, 2012
    80
    It's gripping stuff, seamlessly blending the larger tension of the world with the smaller dramas back at 165 Eaton.
  2. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Oct 5, 2012
    80
    No sooner has Upstairs veered toward farce than it redeems itself, again and again.
  3. Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Oct 5, 2012
    75
    The refurbished series isn't as sharp as the '70s original (one of the lead characters is a monkey), and the Hollands aren't as juicy as the Granthams (literally no Turks die during sex), but it's still a whole lot of fun to look at.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Oct 5, 2012
    70
    Soapy, well cast and boasting uniformly strong performances, the show's servant-class stories still don't measure up to more regal doings, [but] the series proves enjoyable.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 8, 2012
    67
    At times, the show careens from black humor to near tragedy and then back again.

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