Mr. Selfridge - Anyone else watching?

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  1. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    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.
     
  2. JoeZhang

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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.
     
  3. auntiehill

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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.
     
  4. Winged Victory

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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...:drool:)
     
  5. auntiehill

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    The season finale is tomorrow; I can't wait to see it!
     
  6. JoeZhang

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    Have you guys had the paradise yet? If you like this, you will like that.
     
  7. auntiehill

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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.
     
  9. Tom Hendricks

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    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.
     
  10. auntiehill

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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. :klingon:

    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. :lol:
     
  11. Serial thread killer

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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.
     
  12. auntiehill

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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.
     
  13. auntiehill

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    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.
     
  14. Tom Hendricks

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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.
     
  15. Winged Victory

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    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! :)
     
  16. Tom Hendricks

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    Even worse when he suggested that they could continue their trist while he would be married, just unbelievable.
     
  17. auntiehill

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    At least Miss Mardle had the decency to realize how wrong that was. Kudos to her for that.

    I'll repeat my earlier comment that Mr. Grove is an utter bastard. I fear for poor Daisy's future.
     
  18. Serial thread killer

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    I think Lady mae kept wearing a blue dress all the time.
    I do wonder how many of the male cast will make it though the war, and did the warehouse men who were stealing get caught?
     
  19. auntiehill

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    ^Yes, the waiter Victor turned them in but saved Georgie by stopping him from going to the loading dock that morning. That happened several episodes back.

    I have a feeling that Georgie may not make it through the war. As to Victor, I can't say. I hoping he comes back with more determination and perhaps more resources than before. But I imagine a lot fewer males will be staffing the store.