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Old 14-01-2013, 00:04
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Enjoying this. Better than The Paradise. More intrigue/love interest please.
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Old 14-01-2013, 00:05
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It's ok, but I also lost interest this week. I certainly wouldn't bother watching it "live", Ripper Street is superior in my opinion, and comes without bloody adverts.
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Old 14-01-2013, 00:36
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I'm glad I didn't watch it at all after the above comments
Unless it's something you wouldn't watch anyway....why not watch and make your own mind up, you might like.



Good second episode but did Agnes have a very young Dad.
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Old 14-01-2013, 01:18
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Good second episode but did Agnes have a very young Dad.
I know - I thought that but then I thought maybe she was born when he was about 20 which would have happened a fair bit back then. I'm guessing she's meant to be early 20s so he could be early 40s. At first I thought he was her boyfriend come to ask for forgiveness for something!
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Old 14-01-2013, 01:32
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I am really struggling to keep watching this. I can't help but compare it with the BBC one,which I promptly forgot the name of,it's something I usually never do but it's just so similar.
Apart from all that,Selfridge himself is so loud,maybe he's more suited to the stage.I am also drawn to his teeth,they are so large!
Apologies to those that are enjoying it.
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Old 14-01-2013, 03:36
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Isn't she supposed to be a showgirl (or whatever they were called then) who married a lord? So she wouldn't have a naturally posh accent.
I just think she has a shit posh accent not that they're playing it as she is common pretending to posh
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Old 14-01-2013, 03:40
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My wife commented that an off camera version of "Time Team" would be more worthy of the air time given to that rubbish!
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Old 14-01-2013, 04:30
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I know - I thought that but then I thought maybe she was born when he was about 20 which would have happened a fair bit back then. I'm guessing she's meant to be early 20s so he could be early 40s. At first I thought he was her boyfriend come to ask for forgiveness for something!
I presume we were meant to think that, as they delayed the reveal that he was actually her father (much like when we were meant to think her brother was her husband last week). I did think he looked a bit young to be her Dad at first.
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Old 14-01-2013, 06:26
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It's a shame it isn't "Selfridges" rather than "Mr Selfridge".
Perhaps it's a copyright issue?
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Old 14-01-2013, 09:19
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Struggled with it this week, which is a shame as opening episode was decent, will still watch next week though
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Old 14-01-2013, 11:00
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I presume we were meant to think that, as they delayed the reveal that he was actually her father (much like when we were meant to think her brother was her husband last week).
Yes, true!
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Old 14-01-2013, 11:42
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I am not really enjoying it, finding it hard to warm to the characters. The use of you only live once and mr selfridges teeth are also bugging me.
That being said I like the brothers and the porters bit it felt more natural will watch next week to see if It improves
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Old 14-01-2013, 11:48
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Selfridges isn't really a typical store though. Its just a load of concession stands from other retailers. It would only go bust if all of the others went bust first.

The one in The Trafford Centre has a small Primark area in it. People do shop there just to get the Selfridges bag .
Ha! I love it! Primark clothes in a Selfridges bag!
The only thing I ever bought from Selfridges was Burts Bees cosmetics, ten years ago when they were one of the few places in the UK that sold them. Debenhams then started selling Burts Bees and as I rarely get the chance to go to London now anyway, I haven't been back to Selfridges in years. It's a beautiful place but much too expensive for me.
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Old 14-01-2013, 12:46
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my mother used to work at Selfridge's in the 1920's and remembered Gordon Selfridge walking through each department first thing every morning & writing notes on his shirt cuffs of things that needed to be done - I noticed that he's always adjusting his shirtcuffs, so maybe it's a reference...

my mum also remembered the lift girls as being really glam, so that rings true

does anyone else think that Jeremy Spiven sounds at times like Phil Silvers (Sgt. Bilko)?
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Old 14-01-2013, 12:59
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I know - I thought that but then I thought maybe she was born when he was about 20 which would have happened a fair bit back then. I'm guessing she's meant to be early 20s so he could be early 40s. At first I thought he was her boyfriend come to ask for forgiveness for something!
In the real world, Nick Moran who played her Dad is 43....Aisling Loftus, Agnes is 22.

But I too thought Nick was an ex-boyfriend.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:02
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I'm glad I didn't watch it at all after the above comments
Are you that easily influenced by others opinions, why not watch it and decide for yourself?

Every single programme mentioned on these threads are loved by some and loathed by others. I read these comments, but only out of curiosity they never influence me either way.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:05
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I like him too! He's very watchable. I do like this show - it really is the light, fluffy, soapy entertainment that Sunday night needs before going to dreary work the following day.

My only problem with the show is Katherine Kelly. I do like Katherine Kelly, I thought that 90% of the time on Coronation Street - she was one of the best things about it (especially her early days). I thought when she left she had great things ahead for her (and still do) but her accent on Mr Selfridge is so totally, ludicrously comic-book toff - I find it just a bit distracting. I mean I know the show is supposed to be slightly tongue-in-cheek - but she just goes over the top with that silly voice.
I so agree, to me she is Becky in period dress and an unconvincing upper class accent.
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:54
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There is a rule of no relationships between staff members. So why was the waiter bringing chocolates to one of the heroines of this, in full view of the previously bitchy pair of co-workers, and actually walking through the working area behind the counter as if flaunting it? Perhaps to set up a coming confrontation? Nevertheless it wasn't realistic regarding the previous piece about discretion surely.

eta especially as our heroine did nothing to discourage hi,
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Old 14-01-2013, 13:57
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my mother used to work at Selfridge's in the 1920's and remembered Gordon Selfridge walking through each department first thing every morning & writing notes on his shirt cuffs of things that needed to be done - I noticed that he's always adjusting his shirtcuffs, so maybe it's a reference...

my mum also remembered the lift girls as being really glam, so that rings true

does anyone else think that Jeremy Spiven sounds at times like Phil Silvers (Sgt. Bilko)?
He definitely sounds familiar but I haven't placed it yet. His teeth are way too white and bright even for an American at that time. It's disconcerting.

Interesting to hear about his cuffs.
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Old 14-01-2013, 14:00
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I so agree, to me she is Becky in period dress and an unconvincing upper class accent.
She is what you might call 'common' or more crudely fur coat and no knickers. 'Common' was a term that was 'common' (different meaning) in my youth. You just knew it when you saw it somehow.
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Old 14-01-2013, 15:54
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Well, I gave it a second chance but episode 2 was even more soapy and vacuous than the first. I thought it must be better than the dreadful The Paradise and it was, but only just and only because it's had more money thrown at it. I can't imagine how they're going to stretch it out for another eight weeks. I won't be watching to find out! They should have called it Mr Selfridge and His Boringly Predictable Staff.
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Old 14-01-2013, 16:49
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This got 6.41 million viewers last night. Someone in the ratings thread said:

Very good retention for Mr Selfridge. To only drop 0.5m in week 2 is good going. If it can settle around this level then ITV have found a big hit drama.
Wondering if the dislike for it is just a DS thing (although I quite enjoyed it) - will be interesting to see if the ratings hold up in future weeks.
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Old 14-01-2013, 16:51
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I've lost interest already in this, sure sign when I start skipping through the boring bits in a recording. I've taken it off "series link"
I wouldn't have watched it live anyway.
I gave up about half way through tonight's episode and shan't be bothering with it again. The storylines have simply failed to draw me in. I might have persevered if it were only 3-4 weeks but there's another 8 episodes to go and it was already feeling like a chore. I'm very surprised that Andrew Davies didn't make a better job of it.
I found my mind wandering this week and have lost interest, too. I don't think I'll bother to tune in again.

My mum watched the first five mins of this and gave up on it as not being her thing. I had to agree!
I didnít like the first episode either but I gave it another chance last night to see whether it would grow on me. I wonít bother with it anymore. Nothing kept me interested. It felt like a chore watching it last night. The characters are not interesting, the dialogue is awful, there is no suspense and Mr Selfridge is very annoying.
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Old 14-01-2013, 16:58
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It's ok, but if I missed an episode I don't think I'd be too bothered. The way the actress who plays Ellen Love pouts is annoying me a bit, she's like Keira Knightley.
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Old 14-01-2013, 19:44
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Gordon Selfridge posted up the text of one of Einstein's relativity theories in the shop window - he certainly had an eye for the main chance
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