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The Paradise: Season 1 (2012)




Critic Consensus: The Paradise is a modest and winsome romance that luxuriates in its attractive cast and period trappings like a comforting blanket.


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A love story develops in a Victorian department store in Northern England. In series 1, Paradise shop owner John Moray sees potential in lowly shop girl Denise Lovett (Joanna Vanderham) and while working in his shop she experiences the romance, glamour, intrigue and power play of high society from behind its counters.


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Critic Reviews for The Paradise: Season 1

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The dramas, rivalries, kindnesses and treacheries begin almost at once, and as in all the best PBS series, they are well-drawn. Only the finest soap.

October 8, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

TV series about a spirited and creative young woman whose enthusiasm for work is a wonder to behold.

July 1, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Buyer beware: You're about to be charmed.

October 8, 2013 | Full Review…

It suffers at times from a reductive, pastel-tinted chick-lit treatment.

October 8, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

History buffs will balk at some of the contemporary behaviour, but there's no denying the sumptuousness of it all - it's sweet and easy on the eyes and ears.

July 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The performances blur together, as actors deliver lines in a competent, polite way, and everything is filmed in a hazy glow. There's nothing wrong with any of it.

October 14, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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