We couldn’t stop bingeing Bridgerton after its prolific debut on Netflix Christmas Day. Turns out we’re not alone and all around the world Bridgerton was being consumed like that first cup of coffee we all devour in the am. Honestly, the show should be re-titled Binger-ton.
With Bridgerton under our binge-belt and a consecutive three binges, yes on repeat, don’t side-eye us, we need more. We set out to find more films and series which would give us the fill we need as we impatiently away season two, which yes, it is green-lit by Netflix. In the meantime here are some other series we recommend tuning into.
The eight-hour drama follows Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and subsequent marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years. The longest regin ever seen by England until the current Queen Elizabeth the second. This series is full of passion, intrigue, and drama.
Pride and Prejudice
You can’t love period pieces and not be obsessed with Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. If the Duke of Hastings left you hot and bothered look no further than Mr. Darcy. While there have been many, many adaptations of Pride and Prejudice over the years our tried and true favorite is Joe Wright’s 2005 masterpiece Pride and Prejudice starring Keira Knightly.
Before she stunned us all in The Queen’s Gambit, she was the title character of Emma in Focus Features, Emma. Another Jane Austen classic made infamous and delicious to watch. This beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Like Briderton, but set in Imperial Russia The Great is on Hulu starring Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great, Tsarina of Russia. Full of intrigue, politics, sex, drama, and comedy, loads and loads of comedy, The Great is sure to scratch your itch for more Briderton. We’d even dare-say Elle’s portrayal of Catherine reminds us of Eloise Briderton.
Sex, scandal, rivalry, bi-sexuality, royalty. What isn’t there to love in The Favourite? Why the character’s do remind us of Lady Danbury, and even we dare to venture, Penelope Featherington…if she finds her claws.
In a retelling of Shakespeare’s timeless classic Hamlet, Daisy Ridley stars as Ophelia, the title character of the film who tells Hamlet from Ophelia’s point of view. A daring and heartwrenching look at Hamlet.
Where have you been if you haven’t seen Downton Abbey? Get off the article immediately and run, don’t walk to watch Downton Abbey. It’s a binge-worthy spenditure of your time. Maggie Smith is the greatest of all time as the dowager countess. Come back and give us all your thoughts. The romance, the drama, the secrets. You won’t regret Downton Abbey.
Fall through time with Clare into the scottish highlands for the most delicious romance you can imagine. Outlander, gives you everything. Intrigue, romance, danger, war, politics, and travel.
This list will do for now. But fear not fellow Bridgerton fans, there is an entire world of epic regency and medievil cinema to digest. We’ll be back for round two while we wait for season two of Bridgerton. Below you’ll find the trailer that should have set you on your quest for what else to watch, incase you made it here before making it through Bridgerton.