America's deepening addiction to British drama is lovingly enabled by Sunday night's premiere of "Grantchester," the latest installment of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!"
This tale of a young vicar who dabbles in detection checks so many "trending" boxes — period details! gorgeous location! forays into important social issues at a time of great change! — it would seem that it might have been bioengineered in an underground PBS development lab, if it weren't an ITV original and so guilelessly entertaining.
FOR THE RECORD:
"Grantchester": A Jan. 17 review of the PBS series...