John Maguire: Pleasant period comedy is fizzy but predictable
Filmed in Ireland, Mr Malcolm’s List has plenty of wit and verve despite its unexceptional plotting
If we’ve learned anything from the phenomenal success of Regency romcom Bridgerton, it is that a ravenous audience exists for fabulously frocked updates to 200-year-old stories of class, romance and fortune. Bright, sexy and unashamedly modern, this show is the most-viewed in Netflix’s history, the undisputed GOAT (greatest of all time) as Jane Austen might have put it.
There also exists an entire subset of recalculated period romantic comedies (from Love & Friendship to the ...