PG-13 | 2020
I discovered Belgravia one of the many times I was searching for something new to watch, and after watching the trailer, I requested it from the library. Needless to say, that was not a decision that I regret. 🙂
As a somewhat dedicated period drama watcher, I recognized both Tasmin Greg and Harriet Walter. Harriet Walter was immediately recognizable; after all who has watched Sense & Sensibility and not felt that her character was the funniest and most memorable thing about it?
Lady Maria Grey [Ella Purnell] was honestly quite refreshing. She was intelligent, and felt authentic to the time period. There were moments where I found her mildly annoying, but overall I found myself wishing more female characters of this time period were portrayed in such a balanced way.
I am, unsurprisingly, not a fan of the whole Susan/John situation but I will say that in the end it had a positive, if indirect, outcome. Her husband truly needed to grow a backbone. As a side note, I was rather unimpressed by Mr. Charles Pope, but he was a pleasant character, I suppose.
Comparisons between Belgravia and Downton Abbey must be drawn; therefore, I will say that I found the servants in Downton far more enjoyable than those in Belgravia, but as a whole Belgravia has rather more…weight, or purpose.
Overall, I quite enjoyed this show and would not mind re-visiting it in the future.
Have you seen Belgravia? How do you feel about period dramas? What have you been watching lately? Is anyone else eagerly anticipating The Gilded Age?
[I think that all of my siblings are quite sick of my talking about The Gilded Age, but I can’t help it (besides they will all watch and enjoy with me). I mean Christine Baranski! And it’s actually set in the US rather than the UK! I will certainly be paying for a month of HBOMax in April to watch it. :)]