Indian Summers: Season 1 Reviews

  • Oct 25, 2017

    This one started out slowly but really started paying off by mid-season. Characters that began as "good guys" and "bad guys" are revealed to be gray; indeed, the history, themes, and characters are so much darker and more compelling than those in "Downton Abbey" that it seems silly to compare the two. Somewhat complex plot lines lend themselves to binge-watching.

    This one started out slowly but really started paying off by mid-season. Characters that began as "good guys" and "bad guys" are revealed to be gray; indeed, the history, themes, and characters are so much darker and more compelling than those in "Downton Abbey" that it seems silly to compare the two. Somewhat complex plot lines lend themselves to binge-watching.

  • Mar 13, 2017

    This TV series had invested into it, not only because of its human and complex characters but also for its story, production design and fantastic direction and camera work

    This TV series had invested into it, not only because of its human and complex characters but also for its story, production design and fantastic direction and camera work

  • Nov 13, 2016

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  • Jan 16, 2016

    Cinematographers Peter Robertson and David Higgs prepare the canvas (Penang, Malaysia stands in for Simla) for writer Paul Rutman and his magnificent ensemble cast in this story of converging families and cultures during the final throes of the British Raj in 1932 India. Roshan Seth as Darius Dalal is brilliant, funny and emerges as the series' emotional safety valve. Calling all David Lean, Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster, and The Jewel in the Crown (Masterpiece Theater) fans - this one's for you. Bring on Series 2 !

    Cinematographers Peter Robertson and David Higgs prepare the canvas (Penang, Malaysia stands in for Simla) for writer Paul Rutman and his magnificent ensemble cast in this story of converging families and cultures during the final throes of the British Raj in 1932 India. Roshan Seth as Darius Dalal is brilliant, funny and emerges as the series' emotional safety valve. Calling all David Lean, Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Rudyard Kipling, E.M. Forster, and The Jewel in the Crown (Masterpiece Theater) fans - this one's for you. Bring on Series 2 !

  • Nov 01, 2015

    Reminiscent of Jewel in the Crown, this lush, gloriously colorful period piece set in the waning days of British colonialism adds in soapy, sudsy side plots, all set in the verdant mountains of northern India. The club, that bastion of British snobbery literally sits at the top of the hill for the Indian community that serves it and the staff of the Viceroy to look up at, and wonder if they will ever get to set foot in it.

    Reminiscent of Jewel in the Crown, this lush, gloriously colorful period piece set in the waning days of British colonialism adds in soapy, sudsy side plots, all set in the verdant mountains of northern India. The club, that bastion of British snobbery literally sits at the top of the hill for the Indian community that serves it and the staff of the Viceroy to look up at, and wonder if they will ever get to set foot in it.

  • Sep 27, 2015

    The series intro was astounding. They have set up so many intricate plotlines, handling all angles such as rebellion, British imperialism, the caste system, and so on...I am so dang excited to see where this goes. This show has started off, strong.

    The series intro was astounding. They have set up so many intricate plotlines, handling all angles such as rebellion, British imperialism, the caste system, and so on...I am so dang excited to see where this goes. This show has started off, strong.