The Grand – Series One: 2 Volume Gift Boxed Set

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Image Upstairs Downstairs on a more massive scale. Or, if you can, a serious version of Fawlty Towers set in the 1920s in Manchester’s luxurious Grand Hotel. Closed for renovations following World War I, the hotel and its staff face financial ruin, foreclosure, suicide, and infidelity before even reopening its doors to guests in the first episode of the series. When it finally welcomes visitors, guests abound, but so does trouble. This highly acclaimed eight-part story has e… More >>

The Grand – Series One: 2 Volume Gift Boxed Set

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  1. Unless you are familiar with a Cockney English accent you probably will not understand some of the conversations … particularly those of the kitchen staff. While I am fond of many British productions, I will not purchase any more in the future unless they have English subtitles. I should add, I am not hard of hearing.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  2. As well as another Stephen Moyer’s performance I’ve really enjoyed this one, which was the point to buy this miniseries and I can say that I am really please whith this purchase. Plus the story is great, it is a shame that Stephen hasn’t participated in the second season of The Grand, I would love to watch him in that one too. The surround sound of the DVD is perfect, it puts you into perspective of the scene your watching.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. The Grand is an “Upstairs/Downstairs” type series, set in 1920’s, and revolves around the owners of “The Grand Hotel,” their staff, and the hotel guests. Just like Upstairs/Downstairs, social station, the war, and family issues are the hot plot topics for this series. The most sympathetic characters are that of the hotel owner John, Charles’ fiancee Ruth, and the servants. My only peeve with the series? That its way too short. There are only 8 episodes in the first season set which makes the price a little steep. Also, Unresolved plot threads… Such as the poor drunk girl who had the ‘appendicitis’ trouble. I wanted to see the villian in that ep get what he deserved. Unfortunately no resoultion. Also…As usual, the poor folks show much more spine than their snobbish and rich ‘patrons,’ which was a little predictable.

    Still, this is an excellent series, sure to delight viewers who also like Upstairs Downstairs.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Now here is a wonderful 8 part series in the style of PBS Masterpiece Theatre. If you are fan of drama with complex charactes and endless intrigue, this is a series you will NOT want to miss. Set is post WWI era, it is filmed beautifully with the costumes, jewelry and decor of that era. Actors are all superb, language so fine and plot will keep wanting you see these episodes in a single sitting.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. This was quite enjoyable, but not fabulous. It was similar to “House of Elliot” but not quite as good. It’s worth the purchase in any event…..8 hours of better entertainment that you’ll find on any American network, save Law & Order and The West Wing…the only programs I watch…
    Rating: 4 / 5

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