“The gilded age” is predictable and easy-going, but also fantastic entertainment.
Break times are gold for TV drama. Just look at “Lykkeland”, where oil wealth and American happy salmon compete with houses of worship and Norwegian local patriotism. The most exciting upheaval in recent Norwegian history shines when it is dramatized and filmed.
Such historical settings were also used for the great entertainment of “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes. Season after season, we followed the inner life of the Crawley family on the estate in the face of external threats. The sinking of the Titanic, the smoldering revolutions of the interwar period, world wars and worse. “Downton Abbey” became a series success that is still ravaging cinemas and streaming services.
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