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Is "Mr Selfridge" popular in Uk and Usa?

I find a little bit strange that a so well done period drama hasn't being properly awarded yet and reached the recognitions it deserves.

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Moderately. It got overshadowed by Downton Abbey, however. Also, PBS never gave it the lavish promo they gave to DA.

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That is true. Downton is pretty popular.

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I like DA, but I prefer Mr. Selfridge. thanks

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I'm in the U.S. and I love it!! Can't wait till it airs here soon!

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I don't know how popular it is here, however I live in the US and love it. Heck, my fiancé loves it too and he really can't stand Downton Abbey.

I agree that it was probably overshadowed.

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I don't know if there are many others that like/watch the show but I totally love it! I've been watching the episodes by torrent after I saw a commercial on a torrent episode of Downton Abbey. Brittain has better TV than America. Over here it's mostly trashy reality shows on TV and the only good things are on paid channels like HBO or Showtime (like Game of Thrones). I found Downton Abbey because one of my favorite authors, Anne Rice, was often mentioning how much she loved the show. I didn't think it was something that would interest me (because of the time period it was set in) but checked it out anyway and was hooked from the first episode. It was the same with Mr. Selfridge - hooked from the first episode. Everyone does so well in their roles and I love the sets and costumes :)

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Sassy-34 I could quote every single word of yours. I used to love american Tv shows 'till I found out Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge. It was like the moon disappearing when the sun comes out. I believe than when Mr Selfridge will end I could try and watch another brit show like Grantchester. But I'm open to receive any other similar suggestion.


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I'm British and I love Selfridge, DA, Call the Midwife, Granchester, Home Fires, The Hour, Hinterland, Last Tango in Halifax, The Paradise, The Bletchley Circle, The Night Manager etc etc. However, in recent years I have also really enjoyed Mad Men, Damages, The Americans, The West Wing, The Knick, Masters of Sex, The Affair, Gossip Girl, Desperate Housewuves, Boardwalk Empire.

There's loads of great stuff on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Lets not forget the Pacific too. AU shows like Rake and Upper Middle Bogan have become staples in our house. There is also Outrageous Fortune and the prequel series Westside.

Shetland just wrapped up a third extended series. Line of Duty and Happy Valley have been excellent recent copper shows. Still trying to figure out how neither Lancashire nor Hawes won the drama BAFTA last year. Then there is Peaky Blinders in a class of its own. I first "noticed" our Mr Grove in Spy (2011) where he played the really creepy new boyfriend. "It's the hair." Best running gag of the year.

Lots of Americans like Selfridge because Piven won the best supporting comedy emmy 3 years in a row. Harry is a toned down version of Ari Gold.

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I think another big reason why 'Selfridge' didn't take off like a rocket in the US is because at the same time it debuted, another similar show debuted that season - 'The Paradise'.

I think both shows split the audience (not many wanted to watch two shows set around the same time period centering around a department store with both lead actors having a striking similar appearance) and 'Paradise' suffered, being canceled after the second season. I believe it it was just one of these shows that season, it would have fared much better with viewers.

Personally, I liked 'Paradise' much better (as did most of the critic's reviews which I read at the time). I was disappointed to see it end.

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