September 24, 2019
Kind of dirty for PBS
As an adult watching it, there were some good seasons, but it truly ends bad. The whole last season is just poor. The whole things is kind of painful to watch this guy ruin his life. I wouldn't recommend this show as good, it was eh. For appropriateness, if you take mistresses, affairs, and so on out of the show... there isn't much left. Though they don't show graphic stuff... though there are passion we would zip through, it was always revolving around sex, cheating, babies out of wedlock, and so on. He is constantly gambling and cheating on his wife and she kind of puts up with it. It really sends a bad message to girls about guys acting a certain why and to guys that you can get away with this kind of treatment. Not a family friendly show, bad messages, and morals.
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November 5, 2016
Inappropriate for children!
After binging Downton Abbey with my oldest, we thought it would be okay to watch Mr. Selfridge together, since Masterpiece Classic usually produces family-friendly shows for teens. However, after the first season, things got inappropriate, even for my 13-year-old. Mr. Selfridge cheats on his wife with several different women, usually celebrities, and is shown making out with them, flirting with them in scant or no clothing (nothing shown), and preparing for/leaving from sex. He continued this after his wife died. Additionally, other characters are shown having graphic sex from above, showing the man thrusting on top of the moaning woman. Language is scant, but Mr. Selfridge often drowns his financial and personal sorrows in gambling and drinking, which is a terrible example, and almost loses his business for him. By the end of the show, he has fallen into a state of drunken, sorrowful despair, which upset the whole family! It started out as a show okay for kids, but only got more inappropriate as time went on.
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January 10, 2016
Mature but addicting drama four and a half stars
though mr selfrdige may be mature: characters drink and smoke regularly (harry Selfridge, on one instance gets drunk and crashes a car) one character is a drug addict. not to mention plenty of sex (harry selfridge cheats on his wife, two more characters are having an affair) and plenty more. the whole thing is completely unrealistic and over dramatic. the theme of having sex and then leaving the person out of the blue is quite common, and you might want to consider the infulence that might have on your kids. there is some cursing (bitch damn hell) nothing too bad. over all mr selfridge is a riveting drama that is worth the watch!