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Old May 15 2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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Mr. Selfridge - Anyone else watching?

I haven't watched Downton Abbey or anything else like that. However I have been watching Mr. Selfridge and I consider it fantastic tv, in fact one of the best shows I have ever watched. The acting is amazing, across the board. Jeremy Piven is great as HG Selfridge. If you get a chance and like Downton Abbey kind of stuff, I recommend watching it.
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Old May 15 2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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I thought it was a very odd show - Piven seemed to wander in from an entirely different show - one where he and his choppers shared top billing and chewing the scenery was the order of the day.
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Old May 15 2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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I think it is a wonderful show. Selfridge was indeed a very different character---a true PT Barnum type that really stood out in London--or anywhere else, for that matter.

Oddly enough, I think this is actually one of the most subdued performances Piven has given; I always think he's a bit over the top. However, he's a perfect match for the character, as the real Mr. Selfridge was nothing but over the top, at least for his time, anyway.

I find all the little aspects of the store really interesting--perhaps because I worked retail for so many years.
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Old May 17 2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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It's my appointment TV Sunday nights. Great acting and I love the period. Worth watching just for the eye candy! (Piven, the waiters, the French guy, ooh la la...)
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Old May 19 2013, 05:13 AM   #5
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The season finale is tomorrow; I can't wait to see it!
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Old May 19 2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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Have you guys had the paradise yet? If you like this, you will like that.
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Old May 19 2013, 06:07 PM   #7
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Don't think so. After checking Wiki, I can't say it sounds familiar. I'll keep an eye out in case it pops up. Thanks for the recommendation!
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I hadn't heard about this show until now. I love Jeremy Piven and the premise sounds interesting so I'll have to check it out when I get the chance.
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Old May 21 2013, 03:05 AM   #9
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I hadn't heard about this show until now. I love Jeremy Piven and the premise sounds interesting so I'll have to check it out when I get the chance.
It's well worth the watch. So if you get a chance to see it, I highly recommend it. I have the last episode on the DVR, probably won't get to see it for a few days and its killing me.
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Old May 21 2013, 05:31 AM   #10
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I still have only watched the first half of the season finale; the rest will have to wait until tomorrow.

But one thing is for sure....Mr. Grove is a total bastard.

And clearly the actress who plays sweet Doris is pregnant; I find it amusing the way that boxes and mannequins magically appear in front of her.
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I think the show needs a bigger wardrobe budget, Women like lady Mae would only wear the same dress a few times,yet she's wearing the same thing all the time.
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Old May 22 2013, 04:57 AM   #12
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OK, finally watched the last of it.

WOW. I felt really sorry for Rose; I knew it was coming but to have it happen right in front of her daughter was awful.

I like how they ended it, with Harry getting that grin on his face; clearly, he has a plan.

So, the next season skips ahead a few years and puts us in WWI. That will definitely ratchet the drama up a notch.
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Old May 22 2013, 08:05 PM   #13
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I think the show needs a bigger wardrobe budget, Women like lady Mae would only wear the same dress a few times,yet she's wearing the same thing all the time.
I hadn't noticed that. We've seen her in green, gold, white, purple, etc. But she does always wear those ridiculous hats, as made fun of in the play.

The one who I think has the limited wardrobe is Rose. She's Harry's wife so you'd think her clothes would be fantastic. However, 9 times out of 10, she's wearing a white blouse and long while skirt. Seems kind of dull.
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Old May 22 2013, 11:27 PM   #14
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I finally watched the final episode today, it was so good! My favorite line was "This is a department store, not a dictatorship." So much going on, especially with the King visiting the store.

However I was really disappointed in Mr. Grove and what he did to Miss Mardle, I thought he was more honorable man then I guess what he is.
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Old May 23 2013, 12:27 AM   #15
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However I was really disappointed in Mr. Grove and what he did to Miss Mardle, I thought he was more honorable man then I guess what he is.
Me too! He could have let her know before she found out from Daisy. Pretty heartless what he did.

I can't wait for next season!
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