The Pursuit of Love: Season 1

The Pursuit of Love: Season 1

The Pursuit of Love: Season 1

Lily James and Emily Beecham lead this British period romance written and directed by Emily Mortimer, who also co-stars. Based on the novel by Nancy Mitford.

Follows the friendship between cousins Linda and Fanny, which will be put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart. Co-stars Dominic West (The Affair) and Emmy nominee Andrew Scott (His Dark Materials).

2021UKAmazon Studios
DramaRomanceHistorical

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EPISODE 1.1
30 July 2021

Episode 1

1920s, Oxfordshire. On the brink of adulthood, Linda Radlett and her beloved cousin Fanny Logan dream of life beyond the countryside.

EPISODE 1.2
30 July 2021

Episode 2

Although both Linda and Fanny are now married, their lives couldn’t be more different. Fanny embraces motherhood and tries to fulfil her role as a ‘good’ wife to Alfred. Meanwhile, Linda’s marriage to Tony quickly... MORE begins to disintegrate as she throws herself into a glamorous lifestyle, partying until dawn. However, when Linda is pulled away by an enigmatic stranger, will she make a drastic change to start a new life?

EPISODE 1.3
30 July 2021

Episode 3

Fanny’s put out to find that Linda has once again fallen head over heels in love, and is openly living as Fabrice de Sauveterre’s mistress.

The Pursuit of Love: Season 1 / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An energetic, often funny period glimpse at romance and feminism.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Like the glam rock montages and wry Wes Anderson-inspired cutaways, Linda’s glamorous nihilism adds a spiky edge.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

What a joy The Pursuit of Love is.

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Independent

Independent

James relaxes more into her role than she did on her last outing, as a lovestruck archaeologist in The Dig.

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The Times

The Times

What it does tell you very effectively, though, is how damn bored they all are.

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Financial Times

Financial Times

Even more appealing is Andrew Scott as the aesthete Lord Merlin, prancing in pyjamas to the strains of Marc Bolan.

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BBC

BBC

The less you take it seriously, the more you enjoy it.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It is a treat for all. Mitfordians - please, do give it a chance.

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