A period drama from the writer of Downton Abbey was always going to get snapped up by ITV, and while I doubt they regret the decision, the result certainly wasn’t the home run they were hoping for.

The show achieved steady ratings and mixed-positive reviews, but far from caught on in the way Downton did.

I found the show to be decent, thoroughly watchable, without ever being particularly engrossing. It was very surface level, and I never got to dig deep into the characters and their emotions.

The standout element was the cast, with Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig, Harriet Walter, Adam James, and Alice Eve, among others, all doing strong work.

However, a personal stand out for me was Ella Purnell, who brought a real energy and spark to her scenes, and I wish she’d been in the show more.

Rating = 2.5/5

Published by samhowe98

My name is Sam Howe, and I am a Film and Screenwriting graduate. I have a passionate interest in the Film and Television industry and hope to be able to provide a personalised, entertaining and in depth look in all aspects of the industry. I will produce reviews, box office reports and predictions, general blog posts, and much more. Thank you for joining me on this journey and I hope this blog proves helpful and enjoyable reading for people.

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