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Mr. Selfridge: Season 2 (2014)




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Series 2 of the period drama picks up in 1914 as the posh Selfridge & Co. department store in London celebrates its fifth anniversary and Europe faces the prospect of war. It begins with proprietor Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven) anxious for the return of his estranged wife Rose (Frances O'Connor) from America; and continues with plenty of war-related stories. Many of the store's male employees are quick to enlist, of course, and Harry himself helps the war effort by travelling to Germany on a secret mission for the British government. The latter undertaking is consumed by a public-relations nightmare, however, when he's accused of providing shoddy equipment to the British troops. Other storylines include the arrival in London of Lord Loxley (Aidan McArdle), the ruthless husband of Lady Mae (Katherine Kelly); the arrest of Leclair (Grégory Fitoussi) as a spy; Miss Mardle (Amanda Abbington) taking in a lodger; and Rose facing serious health issues.


Jeremy Piven
as Harry Selfridge
Frances O'Connor (II)
as Rose 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
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Selfridge: Season 2

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

The mood feels a little darker this year. Imminent world war can have that effect. But if things are a bit worse for the characters, they feel a little better for the rest of us.

March 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The second go-around for Harry Selfridge and the commerce gang reeks of desperation, eschewing thoughtful, significant conflicts to become a turn-of-the-century Days of Our Lives.

May 10, 2014 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

Though the central figure of Mr. Selfridge is obviously Harry Selfridge, it's really the supporting cast that makes the show come alive.

April 29, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Still impressively detailed and masterfully assembled, the show again focuses on the classed relations among employees and employers, relations that can be both supportive and dysfunctional, and, increasingly, affected by external forces.

March 31, 2014 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The reassembling of an enormous cast creates a vortex of engrossing new story lines, plots, dangers and passions.

March 28, 2014 | Full Review…

This poor man's Downton Abbey about London's retail king is even more bloated and boring in season two.

March 25, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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