This brilliant, period drama took the UK by storm last year before jumping the pond and entrancing US audiences. Set in 1950's London, the show portrays nurse midwives working in London's poor East End. The television show is based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth. Last year, Season 1 premiered; now, Season 2 is airing. Below you can watch episode 1 of Season 2 before watching episode 2 on PBS tonight.
This British-produced period drama should fill the void for Downton Abbey fans as we wait for Downton's next season to begin late this year. Mr. Selfridge has been called "Downton Abbey with tills [cash registers]." Set in 1908 London, the series features the life of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the American who opened the famous Selfridges department store in London and changed the face of shopping forever. Majors characteristic of Selfridge's personality include egotism and philandering, so I wondered if I would cotton to the show--well, suffice it to say, the brilliant acting and writing won me over immediately! Below you can see episode 1 before watching episode 2 on PBS tonight.