New To Streaming in November 2016 – For Fans of Romance, Period Dramas, International Shows, & More

November 2016 is upon us and you all know what that means! Gilmore Girls is back! On the day after Thanksgiving, Netflix will premiere Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The revival includes four original 90-minute episodes with most of the old favorites returning and I, for one, am excited. Now, how to convince the rest of the family for a quick after Thanksgiving binge-watch?

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Besides Gilmore Girls, there are a few other highlights. The season 4 return of the addicting Australian period drama,  A Place to Call Home premieres Thanksgiving on Acorn TV. A definite must see! Then there is the highly anticipated period drama, The Crown, premiering on Netflix November 4.

the legend of the blue sea; new to streaming
The Legend of the Blue Sea; Photo: SBS/Viki

And then the one I am most excited about: The Legend of the Blue Sea. This romantic Korean drama about a mermaid premieres on Viki on November 16! With an all-star cast and coming from the brilliant writer of the international hit, My Love From Another Star, this series inspired by a South Korean Folktale is sure to be fantastic! There will be historical elements to the show as well.

Besides these shows, if you’re in search of swoon-worthy love stories and/or good storytelling in Film and TV (from around the world) without the excess of explicit content – then you’ve come to the right place. We embrace romance unabashedly. From the Jane Austen adaptations to the swoon-worthy Korean dramas, to the BBC period productions, the paranormal romance, and more.

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Besides romance, we’re on the lookout for great stories that resonate with us! On the list below, expect to find aspects of old-fashioned romance/and or old-fashioned storytelling in the selection.

We’re looking to share and bring back the love for what makes stories wonderful. And without all the graphic sexuality, extreme violence, profanity, vulgarity, cynicism, and lack of emotion. We also aim to find stories from all over the world because every culture has stories worth sharing.

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If you’re new to this monthly feature on The Silver Petticoat Review, a quick rundown: At the beginning of each month we put up a researched list of some of the best of what’s new to streaming from various popular (and lesser-known) sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Acorn TV, Dramafever, Viki, and more.

Per our site’s focus, the list is mostly focused on PG-13 like content or below minus a few exceptions (usually for artistic reasons or genre interest). Also, we have not seen everything we include, so if something more explicit sneaks past us, we apologize in advance! If we are unsure of the content, or if it’s Rated R or TV-MA, you will see a note next to the title.

I have linked almost every title, so you can learn more about the Film or TV Show to see if it is something of interest to you.

NOTE: The list should not be seen as recommendations! We cannot vouch for the quality of these Films & TV Shows.


New To Streaming in November 2016 (U.S.)


Coming to Acorn TV (British and Australian Movies & TV)

A Place to Call Home. Photo: Foxtel/Acorn TV
November 14
  • Close to the Enemy (Content Unclear; A New Acorn TV Original Period Drama Series with an all-star cast including Jim Sturgess, Alfred Molina, Angela Bassett, Freddie Highmore, and more!)
November 24

Coming to Amazon Prime Video

Grantchester. Photo: PBS
Grantchester. Photo: PBS
November 1
November 5
November 17
November 18
November 19
November 20

New to DramaFever

Recently Added
November 7
November 12
November 14
November 16
November 19
November 22
November 26

Coming to Hulu 

Courage Mountain. Photo: Triumph Films
Courage Mountain. Photo: Triumph Films
November 1
November 19
November 24

Coming to Netflix

The Crown. Photo: Netflix
The Crown. Photo: Netflix
November 1
November 2
  • Dough (2015) (NR; content unclear)
November 4
  • The Crown (Season 1; Content Unclear) – Netflix Original
  • Just Friends (2005; Not personally a fan of this rom-com but it’s included for your interest)
  • World of Winx (Season 1) – Netflix Original – Italian series aimed at ages 8-12
November 11
  • Case (Season 1; Icelandic series; Content Unclear) – Netflix Original
November 14
November 15
November 16
November 25
November 29
November 30

Coming Soon & Recently Added to VIKI 

Recently Added
November 16

Other Streaming Sites to Check Out

  • Head on over to see what’s new to streaming on FEELN. Everything on Feeln is PG-13 and below OR edited for TV. So, all R-Rated movies are edited. Expect to find period dramas, Hallmark films, romantic comedies, character-driven dramas, and more.
  • If you love international series (French, Italian, etc.), check out the lesser known streaming site MHz Choice for a great selection of mysteries, dramas, and comedies.
  • Find out what’s new on Pixl TV. This Youtube Streaming service includes clean content focused on romantic comedies, love stories, and dramas.
  • Also, check out what’s new at Warner Archive. This new streaming site is for classic film fans!

What streaming sites do you use? What are you excited to watch this month? Let us know in the comments!

Amber Topping

CO-FOUNDER & EDITOR

A lover of stories in all forms and from all cultures and time periods, Amber honed her own storytelling skills as a girl by doing Shirley Temple impersonations and putting on plays with her siblings. Eventually, she turned to cheerleading, dance, and finally to writing and video editing. Amber is an empathetic and impassioned person with a strong independent will and an endless amount of creativity. She has a Humanities and Film Degree from BYU, co-created The Silver Petticoat Review, and has contributed to various magazines. Her ultimate dream is to be a published author of books, screenplays, and to form a creative village of talented storytellers from around the world who can collaborate together to produce stories celebrating old-fashioned romance and diverse storytelling. She believes stories have the positive power to unite, not divide.

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