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Shows like My Brilliant Friend: Best TV Adaptations of Modern Female-Led Novels

The best small-screen adaptations of modern novels centered on the lives of women, including works by Margaret Atwood, Gillian Flynn, Elizabeth Strout, Celeste Ng, and Elena Ferrante.

Dramas Celebrating Female Friendship

These dramas and dramadies span continents, centuries, and setting, but all focus on enduring friendships between women--these series pass the Bechdel test with flying colors.

Best Period Dramas

A list of the highest-rated period dramas spanning across eras and countries, although the UK is particularly well represented.

Shows Like Fanny Hill: Gorgeous Georgian Dramas

Before Queen Elizabeth, before Queen Victoria, there were the four Georges who ruled Great Britain from 1714 to 1830--think Jane Austen, with female-led dramas and sumptuous settings.

Shows like Downton Abbey: To the Manor Born

These period dramas, set in British manor houses, depict the lives of aristocrats and their staff. From Upstairs, Downstairs to Downton Abbey, these shows take you inside the lives of the British upper class.

Shows like a Place to Call Home: Period Family Dramas

These period dramas revolve around a family--sometimes aristocratic, sometimes not--as they navigate changing times and evolving relationships.

Shows like Call The Midwife: Period Dramas about British Women

These lush period dramas revolve around groups of women--sometimes sisters, sometimes friends, sometimes even both--and their relationships with each other and the world.

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