• Network: Epix
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 12, 2020
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Allison Keene
    Mar 10, 2020
    90
    Despite a few quibbles about its pacing, Belgravia’s sleek six episodes provide the TV equivalent of a beach read romp, one that is engaging and ultimately very satisfying.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Bennion
    Mar 10, 2020
    80
    The cast is strong, though it is Greig and Walter who hold the screen and pull you into the story, so much more than the vainglorious and self-serving men. ... So, it’s not Downton Abbey. It feels too much of a satisfying, self-contained story to run for 52 episodes. But it’s fun, frothy and fabulous looking and, just by coincidence, will fill that Downton-shaped hole on a Sunday night very nicely.
  3. Reviewed by: Caroline Siede
    Mar 30, 2020
    67
    Belgravia’s wildly varying tones and storylines provide a sort of all-you-can-eat buffet of period storytelling. While this sort of thing has been done better elsewhere (not least of all by Dickens himself), the show’s exploration of grief, motherhood, and the interior lives of middle-aged women is at least somewhat of a unique calling card.
  4. Reviewed by: Carol Midgley
    Mar 23, 2020
    60
    Belgravia has a similar dynamic to Downton and an upstairs/downstairs class obsession that included a deeply unsubtle expositional scene in the servants' quarters in which they bitched about their paymasters. Yet on the evidence so far I doubt it has the soul or soap-opera qualities that made Downton such opium for the masses.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Cumming
    Mar 16, 2020
    60
    Those in Britain who like to watch icy women in lavish frocks throwing side-eye over the saucers – which is roughly nine million people – will drink it up. Belgravia doesn’t have ideas above its station, and in Fellowes-land, that’s a recipe for success.
  6. Reviewed by: Lucy Mangan
    Mar 16, 2020
    40
    Julian Fellowes has been typing again. It is the year flimpty plomp, the pasteenth century in days of yore. ... Smash cut to 26 years later. Afternoon tea has been invented, Sophia is dead, the titular London district of Belgravia has been built (by James, in partnership with Thomas Cubitt, dontcha know) and the script is even worse.

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