August 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
I’ve recently just finished the first season of ‘Mr Selfridge’, which I became rather quickly infatuated with. It centres around the extravagant and wildly infectious Harry Gordon Selfridge (played by Jeremy Piven), as the American retail tycoon who began the iconic department store in 1909. The attention to detail is amazing, the costumes lavish and the drama thriving. What makes this series for me is the relationships and dominance of the female character’s roles- Ellen Love is Harry’s chorus girl love-interest, Rose as his seemingly meek but switched-on and loyal wife, Agnes the shop girl full of potential and ambition and Lady Mae is England’s high-rolling social queen with a fantastic do-not-fuck-with-me air about her. Not to mention the countless other female roles and cameos that are really refreshing in what seems to be a male dominated age of television.
Also there is heaps of babes in this series, like sexy French window dresser Henri Leclair and the hot artist Roderick Temple who wants Harry’s wife sooooo bad (cue steamy naughty quickies and lots of pathetic protests from Rose…I mean come on, she so wants it).
Definitely hanging out for season 2!
images via Vanity Fair and PBS