Review of The Halcyon

Mondays, 10:00 PM ET on Ovation

Mondays, 4:00 PM ET on ITV

60 minutes

Eight-part drama series tells the story of a bustling and stylish five star hotel at the centre of London society and a world at war. Secrets and scandal abound as spies and aristocrats rub shoulders with poor staff in lavish surroundings.
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by scotwotContributor
Jan 12, 2017 2:17PM EST

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Unless it's written by Andrew Davies I don't usually care much for Period Dramas on TV but The Halcyon is outstanding in every way. I love, love, love it. I love the clothes, the china, the uniforms, the sexual tension, the outright tension, nefarious goings on concerning WW2 hint slightly at the sub-text of of 'Remains of the Day' but it's the family and hotel workers high jinks that are most enthralling. Oh, the secrets they keep! Kara Tointon is a supremely confident chanteuse, get that girl into Hollywood movies, or at least Broadway. The casting is superb and I just am waiting week after week to get at each new episode. One not to miss, in my very humble opinion...

scotwot = who in a previous life, circa the time of 'The Halcyon' would most definitely have been a scullery maid! ; )


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