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Old 06-01-2013, 21:37
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Mr Selfridge is boring, dull and overacted . What a mistake Piven has made doing this mess of a series.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:39
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Loving Katherine Kelly in this.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:40
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Mr Selfridge is boring, dull and overacted. What a mistake Piven has made doing this mess of a series.
What a surprise seeing you slate an ITV show, Samuel.

I'm enjoying it so far, the story is being told at a far better pace than Downton Abbey and I think the acting is decent.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:40
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Mr Selfridge is boring, dull and overacted. What a mistake Piven has made doing this mess of a series.
Yes yes we know, you hate ITV and everything on it. Boring.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:41
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Mr Selfridge is boring, dull and overacted . What a mistake Piven has made doing this mess of a series.
If it was on the BBC, you'd be loving it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:41
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Loving Katherine Kelly in this.
Me too. She's a fantastic actress.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:42
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Got 2 say haven't enjoyed this Ill try catch the end of ripper street
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:43
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The only thing I have seen him in was Serendipity where he played a supporting role as John Cusack's friend.
He was also in "Entourage" and "Ellen" the old sit-com of Ellen DeGeneres. Gossip (which I know cannot be trusted, but in his case is multitude) says that he is something of a ......... (fill in at your pleasure!).


P.S. Strangely enough he had less hair in "Ellen" in the mid 1990's. Wonder how that happened!!
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:45
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I can't help but think they are marketing this more for the American audience.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:46
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There doesn't seem to be any dramatic tension. So far everything turns out fine and everyone is nice as pie (but acting very badly).
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:47
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There doesn't seem to be any dramatic tension. So far everything turns out fine and everyone is nice as pie (but acting very badly).
Well, it has to tun out alright; we all know what happens in the end.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:48
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It's a shame it isn't "Selfridges" rather than "Mr Selfridge".
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:48
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I'm enjoying it so far but I am not particularly warming to Mr Selfridge himself as a character, he certainly does not have the charisma of the lovely John Moray!
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:51
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I can't see Miss. Towler being accepted very easily by the rest of the staff after getting fast-tracked like that.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:51
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It's a shame it isn't "Selfridges" rather than "Mr Selfridge".
Nail on the head imho.
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Old 06-01-2013, 21:58
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Nail on the head imho.
Thanks. I am starting to enjoy it more now that it hasn't been focused on Mr S for the past 4 minutes. I hope we aren't going to be watching Mr S havign a string of women chasing after him.
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:01
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What a surprise seeing you slate an ITV show, Samuel.

I'm enjoying it so far, the story is being told at a far better pace than Downton Abbey and I think the acting is decent.
While I agree that it's unsurprising to see him criticise ITV, and it is tedious, there are certain people who do the same for BBC, and wouldn't be liking this if it was on BBC

I think it's alright, but I feel I've seen it all before and done much better in The Paradise. I'm glad the BBC got that out first because it would have been a shame if a show 4 years in the making, and something Bill Gallagher had wanted to do long before he did Lark Rise, was accused of being a copy of the inferior Mr Selfridge.
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:01
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This is weird, I don't know if it's the acting, the script or the editing but none of it hangs together. It's a lot of separate scenes trying to tell a story and failing.
Somehow I have to agree with you.


Why was he so agressive at first with Miss Towler when she went to his house? Is he a bit of a grump and a tyrant under that charming outerfacade?
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:02
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Thanks. I am starting to enjoy it more now that it hasn't been focused on Mr S for the past 4 minutes. I hope we aren't going to be watching Mr S havign a string of women chasing after him.
I agree; I think the supporting cast holds the interest more than Mr. Selfridge; mind you, they haven't completely fleshed him out yet.
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:03
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I'm enjoying it so far but I am not particularly warming to Mr Selfridge himself as a character, he certainly does not have the charisma of the lovely John Moray!
This
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:05
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Good cast but it is only a slightly superior version of The Paradise - and that was dire beyond belief
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:06
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My goodness, Miss Towler is doing a Denise...
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:07
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My goodness, Miss Toler is doing a Denise...
Denise Royle?
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:08
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Denise from The Paradise....it was meant as a joke..
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Old 06-01-2013, 22:09
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So are we to expect an affair between these two?

EDIT: Oh he's the brother; it won't be an affair then.
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