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on 25 March 2015
An impeccable production.
The reproduction of the early 20th century era and the social environment in the U.K.,is,simply flawless.
Sets,costumes,acting,direction,and the overall atmosphere are exquisite.As are the several mini-stories that constitute the overall plot.
But,not being "a subject of the Crown"I could not help asking myself: "So what ?".What does the series provide me with apart from an aesthetic pleasure ? If I miss one or more episodes,is that a problem ? Do I really care about that ?
The answer ,I am afraid,was negative.Yes,I did watch the odd episode whenI came across it.And I enjoyed the great performances of all main characters,with particular emphasis to the one of my all-time "darling",the great Maggie Smith !
But that is all.Nothing memorable,nothing to linger in my mind for more than a few hours.
Enjoyable,yes.Aesthetically pleasing,most certainly.But that's about it,as far as I'm concerned.