#31: Love Bird (aka Çalikusu)
Imported from Turkey, Love Bird is about an orphan girl who visits her aunt during boarding school breaks and falls in love with her older cousin.
Content Note: This is rated TV-14.
#32: Jamaica Inn
If you love gothic romances, Jamaica Inn is probably a good bet. I absolutely LOVED the romance in this darker period drama starring Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay.
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Content Note: Jamaica Inn is rated TV-14 for violence and some language.
While I haven’t check out Lilies yet, the show comes from the same writer/creator of Call the Midwife, so it’s likely very good. The story is set during WWI.
Content Note: Lilies is rated TV-14.
#34: Mad Men
When I first started Mad Men, I hated all the characters and couldn’t get into it. It’s seriously about a bunch of terrible people working at an advertising company. Somehow, however, I just couldn’t take my eyes away from Don Draper and all of his lies. Finally, I just had to keep watching. The highlight (for me anyway) of the series is the strange friendship between Don and Peggy.
Content Note: There is definitely strong adult content in this, but most of the time Mad Men is rated TV-14.
#35: BONUS: The Crown (November 4, 2016, Netflix premiere)
Starring Matt Smith, Jeremy Northam, and Claire Foy, this upcoming Netflix original already has a whole lot of buzz attached to it. Anyone else excited about this period drama about a young Queen Elizabeth II?
Content Note: No rating has been released yet though I hope it goes more in the fashion of Poldark than say HBO…
It should be noted that because The Silver Petticoat Review focuses more on old-fashioned romance and old-fashioned storytelling, the period dramas with more explicit content are not on this list (I didn’t include any series rated TV-MA). Some excluded period dramas include Dancing on the Edge, Rebellion, Penny Dreadful, and Fleming. I also left off a couple of unrated shows that you can feel free to check out and then share below. These include The Great Train Robbery and George Gently.
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