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Period Dramas & Romances: The 2018 Golden Globe Nominees Watchlist

106SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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...

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

38SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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...

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Murdoch Mysteries Season 11 Premieres in US On Christmas Day!

35SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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,...

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

174SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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:...

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

23SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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...

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A British Christmas 2017 Period Drama Watchlist

301SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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...

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

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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...

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

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly We may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using an affiliate link on this post. 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...

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

22SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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....

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

19SHARESShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly 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),...

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Vinegar Girl Book Review – A Literary Retelling of “The Taming of the Shrew”

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Vinegar Girl Book Blurb Pulitzer Prize winner and American master Anne Tyler brings us an inspired, witty and irresistible contemporary take on one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies Kate Battista feels stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric scientist father and uppity, pretty younger sister Bunny? Plus, she’s always in trouble at work – her pre-school charges adore her, but their parents don’t always appreciate her unusual opinions and forthright manner.  Dr. Battista has other problems. After years out in the academic wilderness, he is on the verge of a breakthrough. His...

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Radiant Office – A New & Underrated Korean Drama

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSubscribeShare on PinterestShare on TumblrShare on Google+LinkedinWhatsappDiggRedditStumbleuponXingMailYummly Radiant Office Review Part romantic comedy and part melodrama, Radiant Office is a new and underrated Korean Drama that just keeps improving week after week. It’s like Pride and Prejudice (with just a twinge of North and South), The Blue Castle, and Chasing Life, all with a side order of an office romantic dramedy. It’s sad, poignant, funny, and surprisingly romantic. I say surprising because I thought there was no way I would ever root for the lead guy. I mean, you thought Mr. Darcy’s “tolerable” comment about Elizabeth was bad? Or Mr. Thornton beating a guy up...

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