Author: Autumn Topping

Paranormal Romance Watchlist: 12 Korean Dramas To Binge – From Grim Reapers, Ghosts, to Vampires and Even Mermaids

Ever since I devoured my first paranormal romance novel, I have been devoted to this misunderstood genre whether that be through television, film, or literature. From the moment Casper turned into Devon Sawa (if you’re my age, you should totally get this), Buffy realized Angel was really a vampire, or Liz was saved by an alien named Max, I have been swept up by those swoon-worthy love stories steeped in the strange and supernatural. Vampires, witches, aliens, ghosts, etc. The otherness of these romances creates wonderful tension and obstacles without all that unnecessary angst. A vampire who longs to...

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Siren – The Perfect Romantic Mermaid Thriller for Fans of ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Part horror, part fairy tale, and part paranormal romance, Siren is a mermaid thriller that will have you hooked almost instantly. The first two episodes are like seriously good. And way better than the previews suggested with the perfect cast, likable characters, and a good script. Just don’t go in expecting a pretty mermaid love story. Siren – What It’s About Bristol Cove is a coastal town full of mermaid legends. Indeed, Ben, our protagonist is supposedly descended from a man who fell in love with a mermaid and his rich family like royalty in the town. If only...

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Period Dramas & Romances: The 2018 Golden Globe Nominees Watchlist

Similar to the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes are political in nature. Critical darlings and those on the popularity list usually get nominated, often leaving out fantasy and science fiction. And, of course, romance or anything old-fashioned (as if Call the Midwife doesn’t deserve nominations…). That being said, you can still find several awesome movies and TV shows in the midst of the nominees. And with the recent release of the 2018 Golden Globe Nominees, thankfully a few titles were either period dramas or romantic in essence.  I thought I would point them out to all of you in case...

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Romantic Moment of the Week – Elizabeth and Douglas: A Heartbreaking Moment from A Place to Call Home

WARNING: MAJOR SEASON 5 SPOILERS A Place To Call Home knows how to play with the audience’s emotions because the writing is so masterful. Unconventional romances is just one of the ways the underrated Australian show hits hard at our heartstrings. And while most of the show’s romance factor focuses in on Sarah and George, several secondary love stories stand out in this ensemble period drama series as well. Elizabeth and Douglas – The Build Up From the beginning, Elizabeth Bligh (played by the brilliant Noni Hazlehurst) was quite the force to be reckoned with. Stubborn and sometimes manipulative,...

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Murdoch Mysteries Season 11 Premieres in US On Christmas Day!

Rejoice Murdoch Mysteries fans! If you are unaware, Acorn TV is exclusively premiering season 11 of Murdoch Mysteries weekly starting December 25th. That’s before the international 2018 release everywhere else. And yes, that also means we have another period drama to look forward to on Christmas Day! As if all the specials weren’t enough for Christmas presents… What We Know: Acorn TV’s Official Synopsis “Season 11 begins with Detective Murdoch jailed and framed for the murder of a burlesque dancer. His constables were gunned down in an ambush, Brackenreid was last seen with a gun to his head, and...

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PBS Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule Revealed: Period Dramas, Mysteries, & More

While the Christmas season is already underway with several awesome specials coming to us over the holidays, PBS just announced their upcoming and awesome Winter/Spring 2018 schedule. From Victoria season 2, the release date of Little Women, to a drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch, there are series for everyone to be excited about. Take a look and be sure to mark your calendars! Note: I only include series relevant to The Silver Petticoat Review. For the full PBS Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule, check out the official press release here. PBS Winter/Spring 2018 Schedule (Order By Release Date) #1: Masterpiece Premiere: Victoria...

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A Korean Odyssey – A New Paranormal Romance Coming to Netflix Soon

A Korean Odyssey Netflix has picked up a Korean series based on the 16th century classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West by Xi You Ji. A Korean Odyssey has quite the background too. It’s directed by the director of the adorable romantic comedy, The Greatest Love, written by the talented Hong Sisters (just go watch The Master’s Sun), and comes from the studio (Studio Dragon) that brought us the epic series, Goblin, I’m not sure where the show can go wrong. The US premiere on Netflix is still unknown. But in Korea, A Korean Odyssey begins on December...

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A British Christmas 2017 Period Drama Watchlist

Recently, the British Christmas schedule revealed plenty of period drama love to go around! Here are some period dramas and specials to get you excited over the holiday season. And, hopefully, these will soon also become available in the U.S. and all over the world. Thankfully, some are already headed our way. And on Christmas Day too! British Christmas 2017 Period Drama Watchlist (No Particular Order) #1: Little Women Not since Winona Ryder as Jo March has there been a Little Women production with so much promise. From the creator of Call the Midwife, Heidi Thomas, and a remarkable...

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Phantom of the Theatre (2016) – A Romantic Supernatural Thriller

Phantom of the Theatre (2016) Review Scrolling down Netflix, I came across a gorgeous poster for the Chinese film, Phantom of the Theatre. The Gothic imagery intrigued me so I immediately watched it, sucked into the mysterious story right up to the closing credits. With pleasure, I now recommend this unknown ghost story to all of you. For fans of the genre, Phantom of the Theatre definitely makes for one spooky and romantic period drama. It’s 1930s Shanghai. And, similar to the golden age of Hollywood, the Chinese movie industry is booming. Meet Gu Wei Bang, an optimistic and...

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Valiant Book Review – A Romantic and Feminine Twist on a Familiar Folk Tale

Valiant Book Blurb “Saville despises the bolts of velvet and silk that her father loves- he’s always prized them more than he’s ever loved her. Yet when he’s struck ill, she’ll do anything to survive, even donning boys’ clothes and begging a commission to sew for the king. Piecing together a fine coat is far simpler than unknotting court gossip about an army of giants led by a man who cannot be defeated. And they’re marching toward Reggen to seize the throne. But Saville knows giants are just stories, and no man is immortal. Then she meets them, two...

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Romantic Moment of the Week – Darius and Grace – Music and Dancing Before You Die

THE TV SHOW: Salvation (2017) THE PAIR: Darius Tanz (Santiago Cabrera) and Grace Barrows (Jennifer Finnigan) THE MOMENT: Darius and Grace talk and dance before they think they are going to die. Minor Spoilers Ahead When Salvation first premiered this past summer, I had very little expectations. Okay, I confess I tuned in because Santiago Cabrera was the leading man (Merlin’s Lancelot; The Musketeers). Plus, every now and then, I love a ridiculous disaster flick. So, a new series about an asteroid coming in collision with earth starring Cabrera was a win-win for my summer TV show hopes. Certainly,...

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A United Kingdom Review – A True and Beautifully Romantic Love Story From The Director of ‘Belle’

We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. A United Kingdom Review If you blinked, you probably missed A United Kingdom while in theaters. But the good news is that you can now discover this beautiful period drama in the comfort of your home. From the director of Belle (another remarkable period romance), comes a film about overcoming all obstacles for both love and a nation. RELATED | Belle Film Review Based on a true story, a British white woman falls for the King of Bechuanaland (before it became Botswana), while...

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We’re Amber and Autumn, identical twins who hope to inspire fellow kindred spirits to live a more imaginative, Romantic Life so together we can all create a more beautiful world! We’re on a mission to find and promote quality Jane Austen-like romances of restraint & Brontë-like stories of Romanticism. We’re on a mission to create these stories as well as inspire other storytellers to create them. And we’re on a mission to live like modern-day Romantics – Silver Petticoat style, of course. We’re damsels not in distress ready to fight for the all-new optimistic Romantic Revolution! Are you with us?



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