Category: Period Dramas

Coming Home (1998) Review: A Solid WWII Period Drama With Fine Performances

Coming Home (1998) is an ITV miniseries based upon Rosamunde Pilcher’s coming-of-age story of the same name. The series is set during World War II (pre and post as well) in England. It follows about a decade of the life and loves and travails of schoolgirl Judith Duncan, who comes of age as war erupts.

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Review: Downton Abbey is the Period Drama Movie of the Year

Downton Abbey may have ignited a new age in cinema, proving going to the movies can still be a magical experience. The Downton Abbey movie (written by creator Julian Fellowes) is glamourous, nostalgic, funny, romantic, clever, heartbreaking, and entertaining. It’s everything you expect to see in an excellent period flick. Will it make complete sense if you haven’t seen the TV show? Maybe not. But it’s not hard to follow and even Downton newbies in the audience were entertained. But what made the film ultimately so special was the experience itself.

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Preview of the Best Fall 2019 Shows on Acorn TV

Certain production companies and networks consistently put out good television. One of these is Acorn, a streaming company bringing us many of our favorite Australian and British shows. Some of them you might know and include The Hour, A Place to Call Home, Queens of Mystery, and more recently, My Life is Murder. As a fan of their programs, we take a look at the fall 2019 Acorn TV schedule (consisting of both old and new content) you can find on Acorn’s website.

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Watch Colin Firth in the First Trailer for the New Adaptation of ‘The Secret Garden’

The first trailer for the new adaptation of The Secret Garden is here and it looks magical! From the producers of Paddington and Harry Potter, comes a new take on the classic children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Colin Firth in a starring role.

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Charles II: The Power and the Passion (2003) – A Compelling Political Soap Opera Starring Rufus Sewell

England’s King Charles II occupied the throne during a fascinating time in the nation’s history. During the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s rule, his father was beheaded and Charles was exiled. After Cromwell’s death, Charles II returned to England as its’ king. Charles II reversed many of the rules implemented by Cromwell’s government. He also continued his father’s battle with the English Parliament. The years of his reign are known as The Restoration. Charles II: The Power and the Passion presents a portrait of this multi-faceted historical figure.

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Delight in The Wizard of Oz: Life Lessons 80 Years Later

The Wizard of Oz offers a number of life lessons and I thought I would share just a few, with a little tongue-in-cheek commentary! These aren’t earth-shattering. Rather, these Wizard of Oz life lessons are sweetly sentimental.

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