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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 Victoria: Revisiting the Victorians

Ah, the Victorian age: a time of comically large hoop-skirts, creative facial hair, and legally enforced sexual repression. Unfortunately, we can't go back to such halcyon days, but we can at least revisit them with the following shows.

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.

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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