No secret is ever made of my love for British costume drama. Pretty much, it’s a fact that receives endless documentation on this space. In fact if there was one consistent stream of reviews on this site, it’d be period dramas. (Well, it could be a tie between that and superhero blockbusters.) Another PBS favorite of mine is now done, I’m watching another ITV drama that airs in June and recently got through with ITV Masterpiece’s recent smash hit. Like I say, lots of British costume drama love. Today we speak of Grantchester, series one.
Of course, we’re talking about Grantchester. If you do not know what it’s about, it chronicles the life of vicar Sidney Grantchester (played by James Norton). He’s a former soldier with a past that haunts him, who struggles to be an example to his parish, and torn by his love for his childhood friend, Amanda. Into this walks police inspector Goerdie Keating. All of this leads into a series of mysteries that Sidney is in a unique place to solve.
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You can find Grantchester, series one digitally on Amazon Video
Yesterday I had a chance to review Grantchester on Silver Petticoat, so naturally I snatched it. The series might be one of THE best I’ve seen in 2015 (for its genre). If you like Marple or really any “cozy mystery” period series, this one is worth watching. It has a brilliant cast, heartbreaking writing (sometimes) and fabulous settings. Basically, it’s your next TV obsession. If you’d like to read the review and chat the series up, find the link down below.
Grantchester – ITV’s Newest ’50’s Era Program Worth Watching
It’s no secret that my obsession with British dramas might be a tiny bit unruly. Everything from the costuming to the men who bring the characters alive (those accents are never out of style) is a popular commodity on my movie shelf. Grantchester is the recent adaptation (inspired by a series of books by James Runchie) to make a splash on ITV, and once it was in my hands, the six-hour series went by all too quickly. The story is a familiar one, but it has lots of unique markers that shouldn’t be ignored. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →
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