• Network: PBS , BBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 6, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16

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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: Matt Roush
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    Paradise is based on a Zola novel but is redolent of Dickens, envisioning the store as an insular world full of colorful characters, with its sentimental and romantic upstairs-downstairs intrigues opulently packaged.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Oct 7, 2013
    70
    A pleasingly soapy story of beating hearts and changing times.
  3. 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.