If you’re a lover of classic film, then you won’t want to miss the 2018 TCM Classic Film festival. With amazing classic film screenings, legendary special guests, and amazing Hollywood venues, this is an event not to be missed! The festival runs from April 26-29, 2018 in Hollywood, California with Ben Mankiewicz of TCM as the official host. The central location for the festival will the be The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel (where you can also stay if you’re looking to travel). On opening night, Martin Scorsese will receive the inaugural Robert Osborne Award “in recognition of his work as a...Read More
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Posted by Amber Topping | Jan 6, 2018 | Features, Historical Romance, International, International Romance, Modern Romanticism, Old-Fashioned Romance, Period Drama News, Period Dramas, Romance News, Romantic Drama
In celebration of the upcoming season 2 of Victoria on Masterpiece on PBS, St. Martin’s Press was kind enough to provide a free copy for a giveaway of their newly released book – which is the official companion book for season two. But before we get to the giveaway, let’s take a quick peek at what to expect this season. Official Season 2 Description of Victoria Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame...Read More
We’ve finally reached the New Year! And with January now here, Hulu has some great period dramas and romances coming your way. From the season 11 premiere of The X-Files (yes…I call it a romance because Scully and Mulder ARE romantic) to old favorites like The Phantom of the Opera and A League of Their Own, there’s a lot to choose from this January. THE SILVER STAR Next to certain titles, you’ll find a silver star. This means that the Silver Petticoat Review Editors have seen and recommend these choices. The silver star represents our personal favorites. From the...Read More
January has some great dramas coming your way from the world of period drama and romance. So, if you’ve been wanting to watch recent hits, then you’ll be excited to know that the BBC’s My Mother and Other Strangers (also on Masterpiece), Grantchester Season 3, and even Doctor Who season 10 are coming soon in January! Besides that, quite a few old favorites were added quietly throughout the month. So, check out the list below to find out what you want to add to your watchlist! THE SILVER STAR Next to certain titles, you’ll find a silver star. This...Read More
It’s hard to believe the New Year is almost here! A time for making New Year’s resolutions, going to parties, spending time with family and friends, and checking out what’s new on Netflix in the world of period drama and romance, of course. I’ve included a few of the recently added titles which were quietly added throughout December as well as some of the upcoming films and shows coming soon in January. While there’s a fantastic new list of great content to choose from, a few personal highlights stand out. Grand Hotel, the best period drama series EVER, is back...Read More
Twenty years ago, the beloved (albeit controversial) star-crossed romance and disaster film, Titanic, premiered in wide release on December 19, 1997. And the world of movies was never the same! Love it or hate it, you’ve probably seen it – and perhaps more than once…or twice…or…well, you get the picture! The Story Titanic tells the story of Rose Dewitt Bukater (Kate Winslet), a seventeen-year-old upper-class young woman, who falls in love with Jack Dawson (Leonardo Dicaprio), a poor struggling artist. Unfortunately, they also happen to fall in love on the Titanic, the doomed ship fated to sink. Beyond that, the...Read More
If you haven’t caught onto the Korean Drama bandwagon yet, you’re in for a treat! There is something special and unique about Korean Dramas. From the family-friendly content of most shows (so no explicit content) to the fabulous writing and characterization, the unabashedly romantic quality, the creative fantasies and even to the abundant happy endings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Not to mention, the binge-worthy quality of just about every series! Plus, you never have to worry about a lack of an ending as each series is only one season. So, no permanent cliffhangers from prematurely canceled shows…...Read More
Period Dramas & Romance: What’s New to International Streaming December 2017 (Acorn TV, BritBox, Dramafever, & Viki)
If you love British Dramas, Asian Dramas, or series from down under, then you’ll want to know the best of what’s new to period dramas and romance this month in the world of international streaming. For this list, you can find information from the streaming sites Acorn TV, BritBox, Dramafever, and Viki. Acorn TV mostly includes British, Australian, and New Zealand dramas. BritBox is all British. And then there’s Dramafever and Viki that focus mostly on Asian Dramas (Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, etc…). A few highlights this month include the award-winning period drama series, A Place to Call Home, the new...Read More
Now that it’s December and the holidays are in full swing, many of the various streaming sites have added numerous Christmas films for your viewing pleasure. That said, there are plenty of other period dramas and romantic films and TV shows to enjoy as well for all the old-fashioned Romantics out there! RELATED WHAT’S NEW TO NETFLIX DECEMBER 2017: PERIOD DRAMAS & ROMANCE This list covers a few of the titles added quietly throughout November and the ones being added to Hulu for December. INTRODUCING THE SILVER STAR Next to certain titles, you’ll find a silver star. This means that...Read More
If you love Period Dramas or Romance or both, good news, there are many great choices recently added or coming to Amazon Prime in December. Titanic is here just in time for the 20th anniversary of the film! Plus, Anne of Green Gables fans will be happy to know the second movie (PBS adaptation) comes to Prime later this month. RELATED What’s New to Netflix December 2017: Period Dramas & Romance I organized the list by separating period dramas and romance (though some of the period dramas are also romantic) to make it easier to find what you’re looking for!...Read More
December is almost upon us, so it’s time to take a look at the period dramas, costume dramas, and romantic dramas/comedies coming to Netflix in December! But first, we want to introduce you to this new monthly feature. Introducing This Monthly Feature Previously, our monthly feature included streaming recommendations from different sources all in one post. We’ve now decided to break it up into different articles and only focus on period dramas and romance with a few bonus films/shows influenced by Romanticism (or what we call on our website – Romantic Storytelling). The new monthly features include: What’s New to...Read More
New BBC Adaptations of Charles Dickens Novels Announced: Steven Knight to Adapt with Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott Producing
BBC One has ordered a series of new adaptations of Charles Dickens’ Classic Novels from Steven Knight, the creator of other successful period dramas including Peaky Blinders and Taboo. Executive producing is Ridley Scott of Scott Free London in association with Tom Hardy (yes, the actor) of Hardy Son and Baker. Also producing are Kate Crowe, Dean Baker, and Piers Wenger from the BBC. The first adaptation will be a 3-part miniseries of A Christmas Carol which is set to air in Christmas 2019. RELATED NEW PERIOD BIOPIC FILM ‘JUDY’ ABOUT JUDY GARLAND ANNOUNCED – SET TO STAR RENÉE ZELLWEGER Thoughts...Read More
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