Friday, January 17, 2014

Show Review: The Paradise T.V. Series

I have two words to say about my review of the new T.V. series The Paradise: Absolutely Delightful! Since I watched the first episode of season one, I knew immediately that along with Downton Abbey that The Paradise would be in my top favorites must-see-shows-ever!

The following are the reasons, besides the magnificent costumes, why I'm totally smitten and in love with this show:

  • Victorian Era Love Story
  • Tastefully Romantic
  • Intriguing Drama with a sprinkle of Mystery
  • Great Story Characters
  • Keeps you wanting for more!

Totally Chick Flick Approval!

The Paradise is an adaptation on the french novel, Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies' Delight or The Ladies' Paradise) the eleventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart series by author Émile Zola. The original story was set in the world of the department store, an innovative development in mid-nineteenth century retail sales. The author had modeled his store after Le Bon Marché, which is one the best known department store in Paris.

The T.V. series tells the story of Denise a young woman from a small town who ends up working in one of England's first department stores who owner is a widower named John Moray. Denise talents and great skills became quickly noticeable by everyone around, especially by Mr. Moray, who later names her his "little champion." That is just the beginning of the story!

Spoiler Pictures Alert! Caution while entering the store!

Welcome to The Paradise!

The Paradise Original Trailer:

Research: BBC One, Youtube, Wikepedia.

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