• Network: PBS , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 20, 2012
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Sep 9, 2013
    90
    It is the best new show of the fall. It's a rapturous mix of absurdly fairy-tale-romance and frantic modern complications, set in the picturesque drear of Yorkshire and brought to life by masterfully shaded performances.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Oct 4, 2013
    8
    What a nice show! It's good to see Mr. Jacobi back on TV for any reason. I wasn't holding out major hopes for this show because I thought it had a bit of a Hallmark/Lifetime look to it but the convincing characters, first class acting, and believable writing have sold me on it. I await each episode with joyful anticipation. Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    This series is a class act with great writing and beautiful performances. Anne Reid and Derek Jacobi bring out all the nuances of character and the drama hits the nail on the head in showing us the bitter and the sweet of family life. There is also some lovely humour to be enjoyed. The whole cast is perfect. A small, but exquisite gem. Full Review »
  3. Sep 14, 2013
    9
    To be fair, I've only just watched the first episode, but it was so good and complex that I watched it twice. I can't wait to see more. I was worried it would be some kind of thing like Red, with older characters acting young and one dimensional, but it is not. The older characters are fascinating and there are all age groups represented. Full Review »