This sleeper hit began as a filler for those of us with 'Downton' - envy, but quickly gained notoriety as a stand alone success. Jeremy Piven is excellent as the crass and brassy American who crosses The Pond in the early 1900s to open London's most impressive department store.
In the true tradition of imported British television, the authenticity of the time in settings and wardrobe is exceptional. And, unlike Downton, Mr. Selfridge takes us in to London as The Victorian era is coming to a close and the men and women who shop for the finest are really starting to let their hair down.
Season Two starts on March 30, 2014. Enjoy the trip.