Hidden Gem on Neflix: British Television Drama “The Hour”

You can find The Hour on both UK and Canadian Netflix.
I just came off a 3 week Netflix binge of Mad Men and this two season series was a nice complement to the shiny feel of Mad Men. Set in London in late 1950′s it chronicles the start up of a 60 Minutes style new show on BBC network. The look and set direction remind me of Mad Men which is why I mention. I just love the retro feel and look of this show.

It touches on similar themes as Man Men- women in the workplace and the glass ceiling.. learning how to use this new medium of television and how it changed how we looked at the world.

PLot synopsis:
A behind-the-scenes drama and espionage thriller in Cold War-era England that centers on a journalist, a producer, and an anchorman for an investigative news programme.

The acting is STELLAR. Lots of familiar BBC faces and the story and writing superb, It only go a 7.3 rating on IMDB but no clue why score is so low.

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