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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.

Shows Like Gosford Park: Early 20th Century Dramas

In the words of Virginia Woolf, "on or about December 1910, human character changed" and these shows are set in the era as those changes were unfolding.

Shows like Downton Abbey: Early 20th Century British Drama

The Twentieth Century brought sweeping changes to Great Britain, and the Brits--whether they lived in manor houses, tenements, or tiny villages--faced modernity with a combination of nostalgia and excitement.

Best Period Dramas

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

Female-Led Dramas from the Early 20th Century

These dramas are set in the first half of the Twentieth Century, and center around women, their relationships, and struggles to make it in what was then very much a man's world.

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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