Sounds of horseshoes on the cobbles of New York, then, a team that stops in front of a sublime residence near Central Park. At their windows, hidden behind the curtains, the neighbors watch the arrival of these new rich intruders. But the latter, considered newcomers, may be rich, but they will soon understand that this does not open the doors to illustrious families who have made a fortune for a long time, as the wife of the newcomer dreams.
Hundreds of miles away in Pennsylvania, Marian Brook must leave home when her father dies to live with her wealthy aunts in New York. The girl discovers high society and finds herself at the center of the fierce struggle between one of her aunts and their new neighbors across the street.
“The Gilded Age” was created by Julian Fellowes, to whom we owe the formidable British series “Downtown Abbey”. To let us discover this rivalry between old families with illustrious names and a wealthy industrialist, who made himself, and his wife, the production of this series did not skimp on the means: a sparkling cast with Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, sumptuous sets, a lively and edgy script.
“The Gilded Age” not only shows the side of the rich but also that of those who serve them, which enhances the subject. Threatened social status, masters against servants, the emergence of new ideas, pecuniary rivalries and, of course, romantic and friendly relationships … Here is the program of this series.
Loading up a little, we can say that “Dowtown Abbey”, a worldwide hit, was a great starter and “The Gilded Age” is the main course. This series is rewarding, fun and addicting. We ask for more.