Also at the core of Selfridge (both the man and the department store) were his investors, most notable Lady Mae Loxley (Katherine Kelly) and Ellen Love (Zoe Tapper of A Harlot's Progress), and his family. Frances O'Conner (Iron Jawed Angels) leads as Rose Selfridge, the matriarch of the family. And then there are the employees of Selfridge's. Most notable is Agnes Towler (Aisling Loftus), a shop girl whose life at Selfridge's begins long before the store opens.
|Lady Mae Loxley, Harry Selfridge, Rose Selfridge, Agnes Towler, and Ellen Love (seated)|
Along with the acting, I loved watching this from the standpoint of a retail worker. The shopping style that Selfridge brings to London along with many of his shopping implementations, are tactics that are still in use today. However the "customer is always right" statement is something I would love to argue, but that's another day.
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I finished the first season in only a couple days, and while I know the eventual outcome (Secrets of Selfridge's review) I can't wait to get started on the second season. The first season was left on an uncertain note, so it will be interesting to see where everything picks up.
Overall review - 4 out of 5
Costumes - 4 out of 5