The period dramas They have always been a pleasure that we have given ourselves, whether in stories like Pride and Prejudice, Little Women or series like Bridgerton (inspired by the book, ‘The Duke and I’). Undoubtedly, knowing those stories where gallantry and knights continue to be valid, awakens that romantic that many of us carry inside, through period series.
Surely the affection between el duque de Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dyvenor) has made it clear to us that sometimes all we need is a good vintage story to have a perfect marathon. That said, we have made a selection of the best Netflix period series, that you must see yes or yes.
The best-ranked period series, available in streaming
We couldn’t start talking about this list without mentioning the favorite story of the moment. Inspired by the novel The Duke and I (The Duke and I) of Julia Quinn, in it, is counted the history of the Bridgerton family with all the social dilemmas that 19th century aristocratic England can bring with it. The season to present the eldest daughter of the family, Daphne Bridgerton has begun, in order to find a prospect to marry. And everything seems to be going well until one of the best friends of his older brother and patriarch of the family, the Duke of Hastings. If you haven’t seen them, press play now …
The charity bazaar
A spring day 1897 in Paris it sounds as ideal as it reads. Nothing seems to alter its perfection, until night falls, a meeting in a bazaar with women and ladies of high society gathered for a event lose their lives, for what appears to be a fire, while others say it was an attack. Many died, but others tried to continue with their lives, being sealed forever by that tragic event. This is inspired by real events.
A game of gentlemen
Referred to in English as The English Game, this series talks about the birth of football. Something that may sound inconspicuous, if not for the mind behind this production is Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downtown Abbey. In it, a dilemma is seen over the lords and aristocrats who play this sport, while other talented men of lower social rank show off their talent in a game that seems for everyone, but is actually protected by gentlemen. This story is interspersed with unique romances that arise in different chapters.
Times of war
A group of women enlists to be nurses in the war, leaving behind her family, her fiancées, and everything they knew. The year of 1921, and Queen Victoria has decreed the creation of a new hospital in Melilla to attend to the Spanish soldiers. A woman unprepared as a nurse embarks on a train, as her objective is to go to war to find her brother and her fiancé, but not without going through numerous setbacks … one of them is love.
A favorite of critics and of this streaming platform, this series portrays la vida de Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his family, who are about gangsters from Birmingham, England, who seek to protect their city, while doing shady business in it. Love, heartbreak, family quarrels and with other criminal groups are the order of the day, accompanied by English scenarios and an exquisite script. Without a doubt, a story that you do not want to miss.
Based on a book by Margaret Atwood, this story would be a darker version of the period dramas mentioned above, but no less interesting for that. Let’s remember -to start- that its creator, in the same writer behind The Handmaid’s Tale, a series that has won infinite accolades. With this prelude, it is time for us to go down in history: a woman without memory is sentenced to death for a murder that she is not even sure of having committed, so, to enter her mind, a psychoanalyst is called to try to make her remember, but the more he delves into her memories and reflections, the more he ends up falling in love with her. The rest is history …