• Network: PBS , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 6, 2013
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Maysa Hattab
    Oct 7, 2013
    60
    If the daily competitions for commissions don’t quite match the savagery of the male-on-male contests in Glengarry Glenross or In The Company of Men, they remain vicious enough to give the otherwise fluffy plotting a little bite.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Oct 7, 2013
    50
    It’s the last of the big-four British costume dramas of recent years to make its American public-television debut, after “Downton Abbey,” “Call the Midwife” and “Mr. Selfridge,” and it’s the most frivolous of the bunch, which is saying quite a bit.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 14, 2013
    10
    A light romantic drama about an entrepreneur who opens the first department store in the UK. The storyline is much like Mr. Selfridge, but IA light romantic drama about an entrepreneur who opens the first department store in the UK. The storyline is much like Mr. Selfridge, but I prefer the set design and acting of the Paradise. It is visually delicious. I watch the show purely to be entertained and I am never disappointed. Full Review »
  2. Apr 24, 2014
    8
    It's Mr. Selfridge "light" which is odd because both are properties of Masterpiece Theatre and they premiered back-to-back.

    That being
    It's Mr. Selfridge "light" which is odd because both are properties of Masterpiece Theatre and they premiered back-to-back.

    That being said, it's enjoyable to watch.
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