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Just the facts
04-04-2014, 03:47 PM
For those who can't wait to get their fix on the next season of Downton Abbey might I suggest you give Mr Selfridge a try. It is the story of American born Harry Selfridge who moves to London in 1908 to revolutionize the retail department store industry. I am only 3 episodes in (the show is already in the second season) and it is really good. If you are watching it and more than 3 episode don't tell me what happens. :)


04-04-2014, 05:11 PM
This show looks interesting but I've held back because of Jeremy Piven. Haven't cared for him in the past.

Just the facts
04-04-2014, 08:09 PM
I am not familiar with him so he didn't bring any baggage to the show for me. It is based on a true story and for some reason I am really starting to like the period dramas.

04-04-2014, 10:13 PM
I've been watching it from the beginning and love it. As usual, for British television, the acting is first rate. I was amazed to find out that the woman playing his wife was actually British. It is historically based but, of course, things have been changed somewhat for dramatic license.

04-04-2014, 10:52 PM
Decided not to watch Season 2 after watching all of Season 1. We gave it up. Not a big Piven fan either. Kind of an over-actor.

04-04-2014, 10:57 PM
I wasn't a fan of Piven in Entourage but like him in this. His forte is playing agressive wheeler dealers. He did, however, win a Golden Globe and 3 Emmys for Entourage.

Just the facts
04-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Well sadly my DVR missed a few episodes so I am at a stand still. I did a search and the missing episodes don't appear to be coming on anytime soon so I guess I have to go buy the DVDs.

Dennis Heaton
04-06-2014, 11:01 AM
5 Stars!!!!! And I just gotta add...can't wait for "24" to come back in May.

04-08-2014, 08:01 AM
I've been a Jeremy Piven fan since PCU and was an avid watcher of Entourage where he was easily my favorite character. So, when this show came out, I was intrigued to say the least. I feel it is just the right compliment to the Downton Abbey kind of drama that PBS/OETA puts out. Piven really sunk his teeth into this role and it was very well researched. I do feel his parts are a little poorly acted at times but all the featured players I think make up for those parts. His interaction with his wife in the second season (not giving anything away) is a little hard to watch for me because I think the situations could be handled better on both sides, but that is why it is a drama.

Dennis Heaton
04-08-2014, 08:08 AM
Big fan of Lady Mae! Can't wait to see what she is gonna do to that knucklehead, Lox.

04-08-2014, 08:22 AM
Decided not to watch Season 2 after watching all of Season 1. We gave it up. Not a big Piven fan either. Kind of an over-actor.

Season 2 was a significant improvement over season 1, IMO.

Just the facts
04-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Good news - was able to order the whole first season on Blu-Ray from B&N for $22. Should have it on Thursday.

04-08-2014, 08:52 AM
FWIW I am watching Season 1 with an Amazon Prime membership.

Just the facts
04-30-2014, 07:05 AM
Season 2 was just released yesterday. The BluRay version is available at most places for $44 but was able to order it last night on DVD Planet for $25.

04-30-2014, 07:22 AM
We went on a hunch that it would be as good as Downton, and I have enjoyed it more! We bought the dvd of Season 1 and was not disappointed at all. Just like Downton, all the characters have strong roles and great casting!

... and the "period" time of turn of the century ( early 1900's) in London, is cool. ...but I do enjoy history. Give it a try.

04-30-2014, 08:35 AM
This and The Paradise are very similar shows. I guess this is on Sky and Paradise is on BBC?

Just the facts
04-30-2014, 11:41 AM
Mr. Selfridge is on PBS here in the US.

05-01-2014, 01:06 PM
I correct myself it is made by iTV not Sky.