If you are one of the many, many people that has watched Bridgeton over the Christmas break, then what to next? I thought it was going to be new year and getting on with new things, but it is back to lockdown, and let’s face it, back to binge-watching shows each evening. Don’t judge, other than exercising, there is literally nothing else to do!
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If you have been a fan of, Bridgerton, the modern take on a period-drama, then what else is there to watch? Here are some of the shows that I think you will love.
Pride and Prejudice
Recently added to Netflix, the Keira Knightly version of the Jane Austen classic is always worth a watch. Although it is just a movie, and not quite the same as the BBC series of the same name (hello, Colin Firth), it is still a good option if you love a period drama and have some time to kill.
To be honest, I’m not quite sure where you can watch this anymore, but I watched this on ITV back when it was being shown once a week on a Sunday evening. It is another period drama, in fact, based on one of Jane Austen’s novels that never got finished, and as a result, never published, so there is some artistic licence. I really hope there is a second series of the show as it is brilliant, and if you were a fan of the Duke of Hastings, then leading men Theo James and Leo Suter will be right up your street.
Again, this was another ITV period drama that I watched this time last year, I think. However, I have noticed that it is now on Amazon Prime Video. It is a really good series, again hoping for a second, with lots of twists, turns, and scandal, that came from living in that area. I do think that you have to pay extra for it, but I really enjoyed it.
If you enjoyed the narration side of things, and the Lady Whistledown element of things, then Gossip Girl is just a modern take on that. Gossip Girl is set in the Upper East Side of New York City, and Gossip Girl is essentially a blog, before blogs were even a thing really, all about the highs and lows, and gossip, with some wealthy and spilt teens. I honestly loved it when I watched it back in the day, and my love for Penn Badgely and Blake Lively stems from there.
The Other Boleyn Girl
Again, this is a movie, but it is a perfect if you like to see shows with some drama and costumes, as well as plenty of passion. Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson are the leading ladies in this, and you can watch it on Netflix.
How to Get Away With Murder
If you are a fan of Shonda Grimes, the creative behind Bridgeton, then you will love How to Get Away with Murder. The cast is diverse, they cover a broad range of topics, and it will literally have you on the edge of your seat with all of the action and scandal that happens. All the feels with this show! All six seasons are on Netflix, so it is a mega-binge.
For the People
Another Shondaland series, For the People also happens to feature everyone’s favourite Duke, Rege-Jean Page. He is a prosecuting lawyer in this courtroom drama, and with two seasons of ten episodes each, it is an easy watch that I, to be honest, found really interesting. And there may be one or two scenes of Rege without a top on. Just saying.