‘Gold Digger’ Review: A Love Story of the Ages

When a romance blossoms between a 60-year-old woman and a man many years her junior, suspicions take root.

Would anyone have troubled to make a television series about an all-consuming love affair between a 60-year-old woman and a man roughly 30 years younger if the genders were reversed? Not likely is the answer, as the creators of the knowing, polished and gloriously spirited “Gold Digger” (begins Monday, Acorn TV) seem to have grasped. That’s soon evident in the tale of Julia (Julia Ormond), newly divorced mother of three, who takes up with Benjamin (a stellar Ben Barnes), a man about half her age whom she’s met outside of the British Museum. He’s charmed by all that she can tell him about the obscure statue missing from...