The Gilded Age Review: Earnest Escapism That Ticks All The Period Piece Boxes
Julian Fellowes has a penchant for tossing together top-quality costume drama ingredients, finessing his way past oppression, sweetening wealth porn to perfection, and ultimately whipping up the most sumptuous comfort food you’ve ever laid your eyes on.
The creator behind whip-smart period pieces like “Downton Abbey,” “Belgravia,” and “The English Game” has walked this road many times before, so it’s no surprise to discover he’s up to his old tricks with HBO’s “The Gilded Age.” Fellowes is a costume drama veteran and this particular passion project has been in the works for so long that it’s bound to impress.
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