Mira Nair's period drama based on Vikram Seth's epic novel featuring BBC's first all Indian-led cast -- which debuted Monday in the U.S. on Acorn TV -- is enjoyable but old fashioned, says Jude Dry. "Fans of the BBC’s comedic romantic dramas will find much to enjoy A Suitable Boy," says Dry. "The young leads are charming and easy to root for, and their different approaches to love provide plenty of entertainment. It’s visually appealing, from the bright colors and rich textures of traditional Indian garments to location after location of lavish country estates and city villas. Unfortunately, A Suitable Boy lacks the comedic touch of Downton Abbey or the critical lens of The Crown, languishing somewhere in the middle and coming up short. Without a defined perspective on the class and religious conflict it uses as a narrative backdrop, A Suitable Boy feels like frothy fluff — yummy in the moment but easily forgettable and won’t fill you up."