Monday, February 3, 2020
LOVEJOY (Series 1 and 2)
Based on the successful novels of Jonathan Gash, this highly-rated BBC series stars Ian McShane (Deadwood, American Gods) as a rakish antique dealer gifted at sorting the real from the fakes. Which should help, given the shady, dangerous nature of his business, one where certain collectors would kill for the perfect set of antique pistols-quite literally. It's a wild, unregulated world flooded with aristocrats, con men, and criminals, all of whom Lovejoy goes up against with the help of his young, mopey assistant Eric (Chris Jury, The Big Game) and Lady Jane (Phyllis Logan, Downton Abbey), an upper-cruster who serves as his confidante.
(Series 1: 10 EPS, 1986; Series 2: 12 EPS, 1991)