[Genre: Drama - Rating: 8/10]⤵
"The Paradise" is a period drama series that I discovered purely by chance! I was very intrigued when I watched the trailer, especially because Denise (Joanna Vanderham), the main character, is a very independent young woman, something we don't often see in movies of that time. ❇
Season One was so interesting, although I felt that Season Two was dragging a little bit. This is understandable, because many of the matters at hand were resolved on Season One, but nevertheless I enjoyed watching it, since I really loved Denise and Moray's (Emun Elliott) romance! The two leading actors had very good chemistry between them and their love story was so sweet!! ❇
What I found most interesting about this series is the fact that it revolved around a department store and how a woman can find her own voice in a world that was mostly ruled by men! I haven't seen another series where a woman works and makes a living for herself without relying on a man to provide for her. Denise was so resourceful and witty and really made a name for herself in the store, something that I found very inspiring to watch. ❇
All in all, "The Paradise" is a very well made series, it's BBC, so that speaks volumes, and I think people that love period dramas are going to enjoy this too!