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Shows like Orange is the New Black: Netflix Dramas

Long gone are the days of the studios' monopoly on quality content. In 2020, Netflix will spend $17 billion on original content compared to $4 billion for HBO. And Netflix lavish spending is producing some quality shows--Netflix won 27 Primetime Emmys in 2019 versus 34 for HBO.

Greatest Modern British Drama TV

The United Kingdom has produced some of the greatest series in television's Golden Age, including Sherlock, Black Mirror, Peaky Blinders, Luther, and of course Downton Abbey, and we've rounded up the best of the lot based on audience ratings, popularity, and critical acclaim.

Fresh Takes on Period Dramas

These historical series inject a modern sensibility and energy into the stuffiness of traditional period dramas through fresh soundtracks, current slang, and positive representation of a diverse cast of characters. The modern adaptations are not everyone's cup of tea, and may leave some more traditional Jane Austen fans clutching their pearls.

Bodice Ripping Historical Romances

The steamiest, bodice-ripping period romances.

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 The Affair: Steamiest Shows Streaming Now

From lush period dramas, to spicy extramarital affairs, these shows get away with the kind of stuff you couldn't find before 11PM in the days before streaming (although you should still make sure the kids aren't around).

Romantic Drama TV

A round-up of romantic dramas from the bodice-ripping period pieces through steamy supernatural romances.

Shows like Pride and Prejudice: TV Shows in the Spirit of Jane Austen

Shows and miniseries adapted from or inspired by the great author's works; perfect for Downton Abbey fans in withdrawal--these shows feature women bravely fighting prejudice and hardship to win the day--brooding lords, windswept moors, and manor hall intrigue feature prominently.

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.

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