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Mr. Selfridge: Season 1 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Although Mr. Selfridge possesses all the trappings of a classic British period drama, it's basically a handsomely mounted soap opera.

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The story of flamboyant Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven), the American founder of the lavish London department store Selfridge & Co., opens with his plans to launch the store waylaid when his business partner pulls out of the project. Other developments that occur during the course of the first season: Harry enters into an affair with emotionally needy stage star Ellen Love (Zoe Tapper) while his wife Rose (Frances O'Connor) becomes infatuated with bohemian artist Roddy ( Oliver Jackson-Cohen); a visit from a Russian ballerina doesn't go as planned; a drunken Harry is injured in an auto accident; and Arthur Conan Doyle (John Sessions) holds a seance at the store.

Cast

Jeremy Piven
as Harry Selfridge
Aisling Loftus
as Agnes Towler
Zoe Tapper
as Ellen Love
Amanda Abbington
as Miss Mardle
Kika Markham
as Lois Selfridge
Ron Cook
as Mr. Crabb
Grégory Fitoussi
as Henri Leclair
Samuel West
as Frank Edwards
Deborah Cornelius
as Miss Blenkinsop
Timothy Watson
as Mr. Perez
Pippa Haywood
as Miss Bunting
Calum Callaghan
as George Towler
Nick Moran
as Reginald Towler
Oliver Jackson-Cohen
as Roderick Temple
Orlando Seale
as Blériot
Raffey Cassidy
as Beatrice Selfridge
Adam Wilson
as Gordon Selfridge
Freya Wilson
as Violette Selfridge
Poppy Lee Friar
as Rosalie Selfridge
John Sessions
as Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
Mark Dexter
as Ernest Shackleton
Natalia Kremen
as Anna Pavlova
Michael Brandon
as Mr Woolworth
Lisa Eichhorn
as Jennie Woolworth
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Selfridge: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (10)

It's breezy, but with substance. Soapy but not too sudsy.

March 29, 2013 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's beautifully filmed, interiors and exteriors, making London of the early 20th century look lush and elegant. The clothing, hair and general styles are showcased lovingly.

April 1, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Alas, in this particular entourage, which is filled with promise, Piven is the weak link.

March 29, 2013 | Full Review…

Surprisingly, Selfridge's confrontations with local attitudes fail consistently to set off any sparks.

March 30, 2013 | Full Review…

Mr. Selfridge is merely entertaining instead of addictive.

August 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mr. Selfridge abandons any pretense of subtlety in favor of shiny, engaging presentation, letting the quality goods sell themselves.

April 1, 2013 | Full Review…

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