Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Idea! Victoria: The Complete First Season...Review & Giveaway!

Who is looking for a great gift for Mother's Day?  PBS has some great options to make the moms in your life feel special and there is still time for Mother's Day shipping!

Have you seen the show Victoria yet?  It is wonderful and a popular new series.  The fist season is out now on DVD and this is one any mom would love!  Here is the scoop...

Masterpiece: Victoria Created and written by acclaimed novelist Daisy Goodwin, this ambitious and rich drama presents the early years of the life of one of history's greatest monarchs. With Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who; Death Comes to Pemberley), Rufus Sewell (The Man in the High Castle) and Tom Hughes (Cemetery Junction) leading an ensemble cast of award-winning talent, Victoria draws on real-life events and the Queen's own exhaustive diaries to paint a vivid portrait of her transformation from an impulsive eighteen-year-old to her early years as wife, mother, and head of a global empire. Stretching from the upper echelons of the royal court to the below-stairs staff, this is a story of passionate affairs, power struggles, and unrequited love, at the center of which stands the new Queen--a strong, complex, and willful woman who must, somehow, become an enduring icon. OVER 20 MINUTES OF BONUS FEATURES INCLUDING:

- Interviews with Jenna Coleman (Queen Victoria), Tom Hughes (Prince Albert) and Rufus Sewell (Lord Melbourne)
- Tour of the Buckingham Palace Set with Nell Hudson and Tommy Knight
- Creating the CGI Magic



My Thoughts:  This series was new to me but I can tell you that I was an instant fan!  I love history and this focus on Queen Victoria is wonderfully done.  It is riveting look at the life of a young woman thrust into power.  This show is equal parts soap opera, history lesson and scheming politics.  It more than fills the void of Downton Abbey!  Warning....you will want to binge watch this so if you pick up a copy for Mom make sure to bring her some great movie snacks as well!

You can pick this up in time for Mother's Day shipment today on PBS by clicking HERE.  Additionally, I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky Reviewed by Mom reader will win a copy of Victoria:  The First Season!  Thanks so  much to the sponsor and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

56 comments:

Steph said...

One show I enjoy on PBS is Sherlock. They have of other ones that are really good as well.

slb3334 said...

don't watch much PBS but did like Downton abbey.

Elizabeth Brooks said...

I love shows like this. Just finished White Queen

Audra said...

I love watching Nova

Jenny Scheldberg said...

Not a show but I love Anne of Green Gables.

Julie said...

I don't really watch any PBS shows at the moment, but I enjoyed Downton Abbey.

Shirley S said...

I enjoyed The Paradise on PBS.

clc408 said...

So many, I can't count them all. I love Sherlock and Downton Abbey.

Lauren said...

Downton Abbey was my favorite!

Kathy Borgen said...

There are so many shows I have enjoyed on PBS. Some of my favorites were Downton Abbey and To Walk Invisible. I missed Victoria and would love to see it.

The Schrillo's said...

sherlock

Julie Lundstrom said...

I like the Great British Baking Show that they have on.

Julie Lundstrom said...

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Stacy said...

I like Nova and Charlie Rose.

Barbara said...

We watch Nova....a LOT... so I guess that's my favorite.

Stacy T. said...

My favorite is Sherlock.

Denise S. said...

I enjoy watching Downtown Abbey.

Laurie Nykaza said...

Downton Abbey was so good we miss it we love Sherlock too.

Laurie Nykaza said...

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Jilliann M said...

Right now I am loving Victorian slum house! I also loved Downton Abbey and have seen one episode of Victoria so far.

Alexandra Oller said...

I love Downton Abbey on PBS. I haven't seen Victoria yet.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I love Downton Abbey!

Renee said...

Sadly the only shows I get to watch on PBS are kids' shows such as Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, etc.

Lisa Voyce said...

Nova is one I like.

beth said...

I love the Masterpiece Mystery series.

Danielle said...

Sherlock has always been a fun one.

Lauren U said...

I also loved Downton Abbey.

Jackie said...

I like Downton Abbey.
Thank you!

beachgirl0323 said...

I like Anne of Green Gables and my husband likes This Old House.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, definitely Sherlock!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I also pinned this!

Ken Ohl said...

my wife loves Downton Abbey

Susan Smoaks said...

i love to watch downton abbey it is my favorite PBS show.

Daniel M said...

we all like downton abbey

keeleys54 said...

I love both downton abbey and Sherlock. Really good shows!

Stephanie Larison said...

I can't get enough of Downton Abbey.

Jeremy said...

Like to watch Sherlock

trichie said...

Downtown Abby

Lauren U said...

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Margaret said...

Downtown Abby

HedgeHogi said...

I do not get to watch adult shows much. We do love watching Arthur and sometimes I get to watch Antiques Roadshow!

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Clair Freebie said...

Antiques Roadshow and Downtown Abby are the shows that we watch on PBS!

Erica C. said...

I like Downtown Abbey.

Sam Stamp said...

One of my favorite PBS shows is Sherlock!

Philip Lawrence said...

My favorite show is the Antiques Roadshow.

Danielle said...

LOVED Downton! I really liked Home Fires as well, and Call the Midwife.

Marty C. said...

I like watching the historical re-enactment shows like 'Victorian House' and 'Pioneer House.'

Misty said...

I love The Celtic Women singers.

Nicole C. said...

My favorites are Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife!

Tracy Webb said...

I love Sherlock, one of the best shows ever.

Kim Reid said...

My favorite on PBS is the Antiques Roadshow, thanks!

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Sherri said...

I have watched Sherlock. I wanted to watch this one, but there was a conflict with another show we watched the same time.... and no DVR :(

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Jerry Marquardt said...

Both me and my family both love the Sesame Street program as a favorite show on the PBS network.

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dvice12 said...

I also like Call the Midwife