From the gifted pen of Julian Fellowes- the writer of Downton Abbey- this is an interesting, entertaining dramatization of social and economic class distinctions in the early 20th century set against the backdrop of the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic. Personal relationships within and across social classes is the over arching dramatic theme that plays out over four tightly interwoven episodes. While the mini-series offers some romance it is very much a period piece that is not overwhelmed by the type of romantic entanglement that dominates the James Cameron movie. In this sense some viewers may find the story and the dramatization less exciting than what they were expecting or would have liked. Not me, as I enjoyed the emphasis on the far more interesting historical themes. The series also features strong acting performances and excellent production values. I would recommend that this mini-series be watched in tandem with the other related mini-series released this year titled Titanic: Blood and Steel which consists of 12 episodes. Blood and Steel should be watched first as it dramatizes the history of the design and building of the Titanic set against the political and labour strife of Belfast, Northern Ireland. It ends where Titanic begins. Both are available from Amazon which continues to offer great pricing and awesome customer service. Enjoy.