Our US TV shows are absolutely awesome when it comes to criminal dramas, White House scandals, and sordid love affairs. We also provide fantastic light hearted comedy and insane animation. But sometimes it’s rather charming to take a peek across the pond. Here we can watch some of those historical period dramas that showcase beautiful periods of time that are often so enchanting. In celebration of the period drama, here are some of my current British favorites. And for more entertainment news, follow the click: http://sweettartbeauty.com/category/entertainment/.
When it came blazing onto British TV screens, they just couldn’t get enough of it. And Downton Abbey has continued to be a big hit, season after season. This British-American historical period drama was created by Julian Fellowes. And it has received great acclaim over the years. Jump on the bandwagon right now and start streaming the seasons, with all the information you need right here; http://www.netflixupdate.com/downton-abbey-season-5-netflix/. Set between 1912 and 1925, it’s a spectacular depiction of British aristocracy and the lives of their domestic servants. Sounds a little bit tepid? It’s certainly not! It covers everything from the sinking of the Titanic to the outbreak of the First World War, and the Irish War of Independence to Beer Hall Putsch. Mix in lots of emotionally fraught relationships, and you’re onto a winner!
Victoria is one of the very latest television series to hit British TV. And it was a huge hit! It’s only just finished in the UK, so fingers crossed it reaches us soon. This fictional drama is based on the life of Queen Elizabeth I and is fraught with emotion. Get all the information on this hit show here; http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3760616/Victoria-s-Secret-Think-Albert-love-Wrong-new-Sunday-night-TV-drama-shows-infatuated-Prime-Minister-THREE-times-age.htmlWe see in great detail the lives of young Victoria and Albert alongside Lord Melbourne, played by Rufus Sewell. It was dark, heady, inviting and a little bit naughty! Much has been said about it embellishing Queen Victoria’s life, but it was still a big favorite. The costumes are incredible, the dialogue is illicit, and the drama is intense. Definitely worth a watch!
Dancing On The Edge
Going forward to the 1930’s, Dancing On The Edge was another great British made series following the lives of a jazz band trying to get their break. The story follows a working class journalist who discovers a young black jazz band made up of mostly American musicians. And the story is led by the main member of the band, a charismatic Londoner. Soon, members of high society in London are falling over the band and tumbling into bed with them, as they make their mark on the music scene. It focuses on both drama, the advent of modern music and media, and defying convention. It is certainly worth a watch.
Last on the list is the very charming TV drama, Mr Selfridge. Selfridges is one of the biggest and most iconic department stores in London. And this TV series takes us back to 1909 and focuses on Harry Gordon Selfridge, the owner of the store. It’s lavish, beautiful and quintessentially English, offering an insight into how the other half lived back in the 1900’s. Watch the whole series, and you’ll arrive into the Jazz Age of 1928. It’s absolutely worth investing in the journey.