I don't think there's already a thread for this show, apologies if so.
Is anyone watching it? I thought it looked intriguing when I saw it on Amazon's site. It's about a Parisian fashion house in the aftermath of WW2. I was hoping for an updated version of The House of Elliot, gorgeous frocks and dastardly goings-on behind the scenes.
So far it has been bloody hard going. It seems to be unremittingly dark - yes obviously Paris in 1945 wasn't exactly a fairytale but everyone basically hates everyone else (with the Americans being annoyingly upbeat) and the fabulous Frances de la Tour is basically playing a monstrous old bag.
I've stuck with it for two eps but not sure how much longer I can take it, unless anyone else in MN fancies plunging in too!
I was hoping for an updated version of The House of Elliot, gorgeous frocks and dastardly goings-on behind the scenes
I saw your thread title and came on to say the same but you beat me to it. Loved House of Elliott.
It was alright, I suppose. I wish Amazon would release it all in one go though, because I forget to watch it. It's sometimes easier to watch when it's all there, but I'll reserve judgement til I've seen a few more episodes, I think. I also love France's de la Tour.
Yes, I would rather be able to binge watch a la OITNB, but Amazon does seem to prefer the weekly format. I suppose they have a vested interest in getting repeat traffic to the website, not least because they have so much paid-for video content to promote.
It doesn't help that the male lead is really just a total shitbag, and his wife (aka Daughter of Streep) doesn't get enough to do.
Yes, it would be brilliant. Esp they could fast forward the story 20 years to about 1945, et voila The Collection: London Edition without all the angst and people having their family members beaten up for their own good. I don't see Bea doing that to Evie or vice versa.
So as far as I can tell, the gay bro was beaten up so he would think twice about cruising for sailors. Only the beater-upper kept gay bro's watch, or something, which meant there was evidence he was paid (the fact he isn't actually gay is a bit of a giveaway). Naturally bad bro decided to kill the beater-upper, isn't that what's happened to him?
Red haired model seems almost as if she might be gay bro's muse, I suppose her story will include who the father of her baby is. I assume she's also going to be the toast of the new collection if anyone ever gets around to designing it.
Does anyone else think that the red haired model and her mum will turn out to be Jewish and were possibly hidden by someone in the Sabine family during the war years? Also I don't understand about the American wife, where was she during the occupation of Paris? I get the impression that they are not newlyweds, so did her husband have to assist the Germans to ensure her safety?
I am. Actually episode 7 was very good and it looks like we might have a good final episode . It has taken such a long time to ramp up the tension though. I noticed that BBC Worldwide invested in this, so wonder if it will turn up on BBC 2 at some point.