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BBC “The Syndicate” “Hazelwood Manor” Series — Passable Antidote For “Downton Abbey” Withdrawal.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the BBC homepage for this series.

You can catch it on YouTube.

We happened to see “The Syndicate — Hazelwood Manor” series on BritishAcorn” (on our Roku) last week. Given that it was a series set in a British manor house we started watching it — and within minutes the sickly Lord of the Manor makes a “Downton Abbey” reference. That was cute.

We are all hooked on it as we were with “Downton“. Already seen 5 of the 6 episodes. We did not know about “The Syndicate” series. We assumed that it was meant to be a manor house program. Well this 6 episode series is, but ‘The Syndicate’ per se works on a larger premise. Each series is set in a different work location, a supermarket, a hospital and now a manor house — the syndicate being a group of workers that win the lottery.

Cute. Watchable. Not Downton or Mr. Selfridge. Some holes in the story line, but quite gripping nonetheless, and easy on the eye.

Does show you what would have happened to Downton 90 years from the last, concluding episode.

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by Anura Guruge