Mr. Selfridge: Series 2 2013

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Back for a second series, the ITV hit Mr Selfridge brings to life the spectacular rise of the American retail genius, Harry Selfridge, in a lavish and seductive series, set in glamor of bustling London at the emergence of modern retail. Harry, his family, friends, lovers and staff open up a rich cross section of London life. From the fashionable Mayfair society to the bright lights, grease-paint, glamour and backstage intrigue of London's theatres; from business board rooms, private poker games and smoky jazz halls to the back-street cafes of the working men and women. It is the story of turn of the century ambition, eccentricity and commercial enterprise against the remnants of stuffy Victorian and Edwardian values.

Starring:
Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Mr. Selfridge: Series 2 - Disc 1 ages_12_and_over
  • Mr. Selfridge: Series 2 - Disc 2 ages_12_and_over
  • Mr. Selfridge: Series 2 - Disc 3 ages_12_and_over
Starring Jeremy Piven, Katherine Kelly, Frances O'Connor, Gregory Fitoussi, Ron Cook
Director Anthony Byrne
Genres Drama
Studio Universal Pictures
Rental release 23 April 2014
Main languages English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 16 July 2014
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Season Two of “Mr Selfridge” picks up in 1914 as Selfridge & Co. celebrates its fifth anniversary while Europe is on the brick of war. It begins with proprietor Harry Selfridge (excellently cast Jeremy Piven) anxious for the return of his estranged wife Rose (Frances O'Connor) from America; and continues with plenty of war-related stories, as well as love stories. Though the central figure of Mr. Selfridge is H.G. Selfridge, it's the whole cast that makes the show come alive, as it centres of the relationships among employees and employers, which are passionate, supportive, sometimes dysfunctional and very occasionally spiteful.

I loved this season, although it is much darker then the first, it is still impressively detailed and masterfully put together. “Mr Selfridge” is not a show for everybody, but if it fits your mood, it’s such enjoyable series! I really loved the show and cannot wait for Season Three.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Chirathivat on 25 April 2014
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The second season shows a more family orientated Mr. Selfridge and get to like his character better than the first season.

The acting is super of all the main characters and the story line of Lady May and her awful husband helps to liven up the season.

The introduction of new characters gives a better insight into the jealousies among the staff and how each of them handles their own personal problems.

Look forward to a series 3
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sonja Faricy on 29 May 2014
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I found Series 2 positively charming. Dazzling set dressing; wonderful costumes, make up, hairdos; a nicely flowing story with some surprising twists and well fleshed out characters. I also found the acting overall more convincing than in the first series. For me it's a keeper.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marcia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Feb. 2015
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I really do love this series. The series is brilliantly cast and there is very believable atmosphere and costumes. The writing and production, locations, production as well as the acting are all excellent.

The series continues the true life story of Harry Selfridge and his business empire. The attention to period detail and the great characterisation together with solid plot lines is excellent viewing, Anyone who likes period costume dramas will like this,
This is an outstanding production. And deserves much praise.
This DVD set would be one to get and to watch over and over. I would like to get it but the DVD is a disappointment to me and people like me,

I am writing this review after seeing a number of episodes as transmitted on TV and then the DVD set.
I am doing so because I have an issue with what is the DVD release. . I do have one criticism and it is a big issue for me. When the series was transmitted on TV it had Audio Description on it. Something that is invaluable for people who are partially sighted or Blind. Here on these DVD releases there is no Audio Description mentioned for its issue on DVD. The deaf and hard of hearing have been catered for with subtitles which has almost become the norm for DVD releases.

But the visually impaired are being left behind with many companies neglecting to include Audio Description. The Subtitles were on the transmitted version and so was the Audio Description. But here there are subtitles but no Audio Description,

There is little excuse for this. This programme has been very successful so it cannot be down to cost. Come on DVD manufacturers include the Audio Description. Someone went to the trouble of making Audio Description for the TV transmission, so why not include it here.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By smark on 26 May 2014
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This series is excellent. The characters keep you interested and each week was waiting for the next episode....now can't wait for the next series. Love Lady Mae.....excellent actress...come such a long way since Coronation Street.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Torben Retboll TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 19 Jun. 2015
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"Mr Selfridge" is a British television drama produced by ITV Studios in the UK and Masterpiece/WGBH in the US. The drama is named after Harry Gordon Selfridge (1858-1947), an American businessman, who lived and worked in England for many years. In 1906 he came to London. He was on a holiday, but he decided to stay, and three years later he opened a department store, which carried his family name: Selfridge's. His aim was to create the biggest and the best department store in all of London, indeed in all of England.

He was full of ideas, he had a lot of initiative. He wanted people to go shopping not out of necessity but for pleasure. He is credited with coining the phrase "The customer is always right."

"Mr Selfridge" is a period drama about the life and the times of this man and the numerous people around him:

** His family: his wife and his children
** The people who work for him: the staff
** The people who come to the store: the customers

I do not wish to spoil the viewing for anyone. Therefore I am not going to reveal too many details in this review. But I can offer some general information.

The main character Harry Selfridge is played by American actor Jeremy Piven, who is absolutely right for this role. Since this is a television drama, we must understand and accept that not all characters and not all events are real, but many characters are real, and the general storyline is based on a true story. Several famous people from the period pop up from time to time, in most cases because they are invited to make an appearance at the store.
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