Gentleman Jack Episode 7 (2019)

*Spoilers Ahead* Episode 7 – titled “Why’ve you brought that?” – has a different flavor than the first six episodes. Whereas those episodes focused on the budding romance between Anne and Ann, this episode focuses on what happens after one of Anne’s passionate romances cools. It’s about Anne’s tenacity, her “dust-yourself-off-and-carry-on” mentality. The series has […]

Review: Gentleman Jack Episode 6 (2019)

*Spoilers Ahead* This episode, titled “Do Ladies Do That?” is a paradigm shift for our heroines and – possibly – the series itself. But first – a question: What the heck happened with Miss Lister’s groom – the one shot out of a tree? Is that based on some true event in the biographical Anne […]

News: New Pics Emerge From Set of Julian Fellowes’ “The English Game”

Thanks to the Yorkshire Post, We’ve finally gotten a look at some pictures from the set of Julian Fellowes’s (of Downton Abbey fame) new Netflix series, The English Game. It’s a period drama (what else!) about the inception and early days of “association football” – A.K.A. “soccer.” We already all know Fellows’ knows how to […]

Review: Gentleman Jack Episode 5 (2019)

*Spoilers Ahead* 9/10. Tremendous episode. I’m truly impressed with the thematic elements and how they brought all this human drama together to craft a powerful, affecting episode. Gentleman Jack Episode 5 not only has a long name (“Let’s Have Another Look at Your Past Perfect”), it also packs a punch – metaphorical AND literal. As in Episode […]

Review: Gentleman Jack Episode 4 (2019)

*Spoilers Ahead* Gentleman Jack Episode 4, “Most Women are Dull and Stupid,” is a decidedly darker affair than the preceding three episodes. Ann and Anne’s budding relationship faces its greatest test yet. We begin, however, in York, where Anne has taken Miss Walker to see a doctor she trusts, Dr. Belcombe (Michael Xavier), who also […]

Is “Victoria” Hanging Up Her Crown After Season 3?

*Slight Spoiler Ahead* Jenna Coleman, the star of ITV’s (PBS in the US) Victoria – about the eponymous queen – told a BBC Radio presenter that Season 3, which just finished its run in the UK this week, might be all she wrote for the British period drama series. Could Season 3 really spell the […]

Napoleonic Wars Costume Drama “Belgravia” Next Up for Julian Fellowes

The Gilded Age and Downton Abbey the movie are not the only projects Julian Fellowes is working on. He’s announced several new projects over the last year, the newest of which is another series for ITV (and PBS I’d assume): Belgravia. As Deadline reports: The series is set in the 19th Century, around seventy years […]

News: New ITV/PBS Series “Beecham House” Features an Ensemble Cast & Indian Setting

This one looks like it could be interesting! PBS (in the US) and ITV (in the UK) have both announced the impending release of Beecham House, a new period drama from the mind of Gurinder Chadha, who wrote the classic coming-of-age / sports film Bend it Like Beckham. As PBS describes the new series: The […]