1. What Movie Did You Watch Today? : Post Here
    Dismiss Notice

Period Dramas On Netflix, Prime, Hbo?

Discussion in 'TV' started by Rihana, Sep 3, 2022.

  1. Rihana

    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,107
    Likes Received:
    29,347
    Trophy Points:
    540
    Gender:
    Female
    I just completed binge watching season 3 of Never Have I Ever ... It's actually good in most episodes. But I badly want to watch something less modern, less 2020's. : )

    Looking for period drama recommendations on Netflix, Prime, HBO etc.

    All recommendations welcome but I am right now hoping for only English, not Korean, not Hindi, and not time travel.
    .
     
    Loading...

  2. KashmirFlower

    KashmirFlower IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    1,788
    Likes Received:
    2,294
    Trophy Points:
    300
    Gender:
    Female
    I watching virgin river -
    Watched maid -
    You may like them ,
     
    Rihana likes this.
  3. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    6,211
    Likes Received:
    13,027
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Gender:
    Female
    Are you interested in romantic dramas or anything historical?
     
  4. Rihana

    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,107
    Likes Received:
    29,347
    Trophy Points:
    540
    Gender:
    Female
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2022
  5. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    6,211
    Likes Received:
    13,027
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Gender:
    Female
    Downton Abbey [Prime] Seasons 1-3 are really really good. Seasons 4-5 are mediocre. The series as a whole is worth a watch, just for Maggie Smith alone. Comes closest to The Guilded Age if that's what you're looking for.

    Bridgerton [Netflix] is a guilty pleasure. It's a 0/10 for historical accuracy, but a 10/10 for eye candy. It is an unapologetic take at a fantasy period universe where race is a non factor. If you like kitschy romance novels, this is your series. The ladies heave and sigh, the gentlemen fumble with their britches. I am not embarrassed to say I enjoyed it. Perfect long weekend watch if you are okay with the R-rated content. Keep husbands and children away while you partake! : )

    Outlander [Netflix] - I haven't seen this one but I am about to. It has been recommended to me so many times that I am intrigued. It's been described as intensely passionate and romantic, though I have also heard that some scenes can be triggering. Will update after I watch.

    More later...
     
    Rihana likes this.
  6. shravs3

    shravs3 IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    3,203
    Likes Received:
    5,839
    Trophy Points:
    425
    Gender:
    Female
    Bridgerton on Netflix!
     
    Rihana likes this.
  7. butterflyice

    butterflyice Local Champion Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    1,645
    Trophy Points:
    283
    Gender:
    Female
    Medici on Netflix - Set in the Renaissance period, it traces the growth and influence of the Medici family, their contributions to art and architecture interwoven with political intrigue and religion.

    Fauda on Netflix - Contemporary setting. Fast paced, riveting and based on the Israeli Palestine conflict.

    Caliphate - contemporary setting again.

    I included the contemporary ones as I found them fascinating and introduced me to a world that I only knew in passing.
     
    Srama and Rihana like this.
  8. Gauri03

    Gauri03 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    6,211
    Likes Received:
    13,027
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Gender:
    Female
    Pride and Prejudice, 1995 BBC series [Hulu] - This one is my perennial favorite among the half a dozen or so P&P adaptations that have been made. Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy will forever be the quintessential Mr Darcy in my mind. Mr Darcy stepping out in the soaking white shirt from the lake at Pemberly is the stuff of romantic day dreams! : )

    Pride and Prejudice, 2005 film [Peacock] - I enjoyed Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth but I found Mathew MacFayden as Darcy too subdued. The movie however is lovely; Certainly more accurate in its portrayal of life in those times than the TV series. The TV series has my undying devotion but I’ve watched the movie more than a couple of times as well.

    Sense and Sensibility, 1995 Film - Another favorite Jane Austen adaptation, and the best version of Sense and Sensibility made so far. The movie has a stellar cast — Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, and a very young Kate Winslet — and stays faithful to the book. I rewatched it last month when it was available on HBO Max for a short time. Not available for free streaming on any major platform for now. Though it keeps popping up every so often.

    Jane Eyre, 2006 series [Hulu] - Like P&P, Jane Eyre has been adapted nearly every decade in every format. Honestly they are all pretty good simply because it is a such a well written book but this 2006 series is my favorite. I really liked Toby Stephens’ version of Mr Rochester.
     
    Rihana, Srama and Thyagarajan like this.
  9. Srama

    Srama Finest Post Winner

    Messages:
    9,985
    Likes Received:
    11,382
    Trophy Points:
    438
    Gender:
    Female
    I agree with this @Rihana
    And if you ever visit Florence or have already visited, you will relate well - the story unfolds!
     
    Rihana likes this.
  10. Rihana

    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

    Messages:
    12,107
    Likes Received:
    29,347
    Trophy Points:
    540
    Gender:
    Female
    Thanks guys. I really appreciate all the recommendations.

    I've resumed watching Virgin River that I had stopped after a few episodes as got busy with something. Watched episode 1 of Bridgerton. : ) Can't recall the last time I enjoyed a timepass show this much. Definitely more fun than reading a similar novel. LOL I've decided to watch episodes as reward for completing some onerous tasks. : )

    Started watching Fauda. The good acting and direction are obvious from episode 1 itself. Another series I hope to watch slowly, not binge.

    My friends often ask how or why I don't finish one show before starting another. I have a kind of system -- I watch certain shows only when the house is quiet and all have settled for the night. Some only on the weekends and so on.

    The Jane Austen adaptations and Jane Eyre, I am saving for fall/winter and more British weather. : )

    Thanks again. I like to have a list, and not keep searching for what next.
     
    KashmirFlower likes this.

Share This Page