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Shows like Unbelievable: Best Recent Female-Led Drama

This list rounds up highly-rated adult dramas featuring strong female leads that aired since 2010.

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.

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.

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.

Romantic Drama TV

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

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