It's quite funny, really; I cant focus at all with a television on, if even in the background. And, as we don't subscribe to cable, what I choose to dedicate my viewing time towards is limited in library, and often bordering the more obscure. Pretty much the only time I get to watch 'my programming' in in the precious hour between finishing my work and the other half's arrival home from his- a rare hour of photo editing and cinematic exploration. Recently we had decided we'd grown bored in the Netflix selection and re-subscribed to Amazon Prime, which is cheaper by month (but must be paid for a year in advance), and also offers the Prime benefits of free 2 day shipping. But that is neither here nor there.
Based on the real early 1900's American businessman, Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge, this series chronicles the impact of Mr. Selfridge's grandiose visions of one of the first modern department stores in London. Opened in 1909, Selfridge and Co faced the cultural stigma of wealthy Americans integrating into British lifestyles, while pioneering groundbreaking and often controversial selling formats, such as over-the-top window displays and a first floor cosmetics counter. Like most Masterpiece shows there is a modest amount of intrigue and drama between the casts numerous central characters; but all is done within taste for the modern viewer. Such a storytelling format always seems to hook me in, after all, the less you see, the more you keep guessing!
What Daughter Says: The right balance of scandal and history can be quite entertaining, indeed!