The Ladies' Paradise (English Subitled)

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Based on the same Émile Zola novel that inspired the hit series The Paradise, this Italian-language import follows Teresa Iorio, a young woman who leaves her rural Sicilian hometown for Milan. Teresa finds work--and much more--at a newly opened department store: The Ladies' Paradise.

Acorn TV
2 Seasons, 40 Episodes
December 8, 2015
Cast: Giuseppe Zeno, Giusy Buscemi
The Ladies' Paradise (English Subitled)

The Ladies' Paradise (English Subitled) Full Episode Guide

  • As New Year’s Eve approaches, Vittorio finally makes his feelings clear. The store prepares for its annual party, and Mori takes action to remove the threat hanging over his shop. But when the plan goes wrong, he must race to save the two things that matter most to him in the world.

  • Searching for a way to disentangle himself from Jacobi, Mori finally confides in Teresa. The two look for a way to resolve the matter, and right when the situation seems hopeless, Teresa comes up with an idea. Vittorio struggles with his feelings for Andreina, while Anna receives a visit from the father of her child.

  • Despite the tension between them, Teresa and Mori spend Christmas Eve with her parents, who seem to have finally accepted the sincerity of Mori’s feelings right as Teresa mistrusts his love. Meanwhile, Vittorio encounters his own difficulties with Andreina’s mother at the traditional Mandelli Christmas reception.

  • With Teresa and Mori estranged, both face the Christmas holidays with sadness, even as many of their friends have happily paired off. To prove to Teresa that he has changed, Mori attempts to help the countess solve her problems with the palace.

  • Mori is the prime suspect in Rose’s death, but he fears that admitting to the night he spent with his ex-wife will cost him Teresa’s love. When flood waters threaten Biella, Teresa and Vittorio race to save the factory with Mori hot on their heels, in violation of a police order.

  • When Mori learns of the robbery, he is beset with guilt about choosing work over being with Teresa, even as she questions whether Mori is really the man for her. Meanwhile, Quinto is confused in his own romantic relationships, and Andreina extends a loaded invitation to Vittorio.

  • Mori makes plans for a getaway weekend in Castelbuono with Teresa, but a business opportunity tempts him to go to Rome instead. A suspicious person cases the store, leading to a confrontation that endangers the employees.

  • With all of Italy following the troubling political situation in Hungary, fearful of a new world conflict, no one is in the mood for carefree shopping. Teresa proposes setting the store up to receive donations of supplies for Hungary, and organizing the event brings her and Vittorio closer together.

  • “American Week” kicks off at the Ladies’ Paradise, and Vittorio has gone all out with the promotion. Mori and Rose are eager for Rockefeller’s arrival, hoping to entice him to collaborate on their expansion project. But then an unexpected person enters the store.

  • Mantovani begins interviewing applicants for the menswear department, to the salesgirls’ enthusiasm. With Teresa at the factory in Biella, overseeing the production of the men’s collection, and Mori in Milan, working with Rose on the Rockefeller deal, the couple feels the distance in more ways than just mileage.

  • As Vittorio returns to the Paradise to work on the Lancia Appia presentation, everyone is pleased but Mori, who frets over his old rival’s intimacy with Teresa. Rose decides to exploit the tension between the men. Meanwhile, warehouse manager Corrado appears on a game show.

  • Solely focused on his new business scheme, Mori neglects Teresa, who worries about his growing closeness with Rose. Andreina and Vittorio work together to publicize the Lancia Appia car, and Teresa’s efforts to help a poor young woman give her an idea for a sales promotion at the Paradise.

  • At Mantovani’s suggestion, Anna returns to work at the Paradise as the accountant’s assistant. Vittorio is horrified to learn the full extent of Andreina’s scheme and the lengths to which she will go to get revenge on Mori.

  • Teresa’s parents break with her, but she decides to turn their dismissal into an opportunity. Mantovani searches for the daughter she gave up for adoption, and Andreina and Vittorio arrive at a turning point in their relationship.

  • The Ladies’ Paradise launches a home-delivery service even as Andreina continues her efforts to undermine the store. Driven by jealousy on each side, Vittorio and Mori clash violently, prompting Vittorio to join forces with Andreina. Teresa harbors doubts about Mori’s feelings for her.

  • Business is poor at the store because of the Jacobi scandal, and the employees wonder who is in charge: Mori or Rose? Andreina tries to sway the Rockefeller company to open a new department store across from the Paradise, and Teresa makes an important decision.

  • The advertising staff organizes a beauty contest among the Venuses for the opening of the Paradiso. Mori shows up at Mandelli’s funeral and attempts to make peace with Andreina, but she has other ideas. Meanwhile, Rose offers to buy out Jacobi’s shares in the store.

  • The Ladies’ Paradise prepares to reopen in the midst of a swirl of negative press about Mori. Newly promoted to the advertising department, Teresa brainstorms ideas for the store’s opening event while also dealing with the emotional fallout of coming face-to-face with Mori’s ex-wife.

  • Vittorio resigns as The Ladies' Paradise faces a host of new challenges. Teresa discovers Pietro's secret, but it seems he has disappeared.

  • Andreina's father escalates his campaign against Pietro to a new and much more dangerous level as Vittorio contemplates taking the next step with Teresa.  

  • Teresa confesses to kissing Vittorio, but insists he's too much of a womanizer for her. Later, a violent event brings them closer together.

  • Pietro helps Teresa escape an attack by her ex-boyfriend. His heroics leave Teresa feeling torn between him and Vittorio.

  • Vittorio continues to court Teresa. Meanwhile, Andreina's father plots to separate her from Pietro.

  • Pietro is ready to propose marriage to the wealthy Andreina. Vittorio takes advantage, seeking the opportunity to get close to Teresa again.

  • After kissing Pietro, Teresa is quite ashamed and starts avoiding him, but their attraction is no secret.

  • Pietro grapples with financial problems at the store as well as his attraction to Teresa, who has also caught the eye of Vittorio.

  • Teresa's father is determined to bring her back to Sicily, but she is intent on staying at The Paradise. She informs the owner, Pietro Mori, who also wants her to stay. Meanwhile at The Ladies' Paradise, expensive clothes start to disappear and Teresa is the prime suspect.

  • Italy, 1956. When Teresa Iorio discovers that her fiance has betrayed her, she decides to leave Sicily to go to Milan where her uncle Vincenzo lives and works as a tailor. His business is threatened by the newly opened department store, The Ladies' Paradise.

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