Bridgerton has become an obsession for nearly everyone watching the series and it is no surprise because it has romance, drama, and dance all in a period setting. Netflix’s Bridgerton aired its second season on the streamer in 2022 and so far fans seem to enjoy it. With the third season being delayed there is going to be a lot of waiting for Bridgerton fans. So, we thought of making a list of the 10 best shows like Bridgerton you could check out next.
The Gilded Age (HBO Max)
Synopsis: From Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes comes this historical drama series set during the American Gilded Age. Against this backdrop, the story begins in 1882 when young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Union general, moves into the New York City home of her thoroughly old money aunts and gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her stupendously rich neighbors.
Sanditon (Prime Video Premium Subscription)
Synopsis: Emmy Award®-winning writer Andrew Davies brings Jane Austen’s unfinished last novel vividly to life. The once-sleepy fishing village of Sanditon is transforming into a fashionable spa resort full of intrigues and dalliances. Changing alongside it is the impulsive and unconventional Charlotte Heywood, who journeys to discover herself–and find love on her own terms.
Downton Abbey (Prime Video & Peacock)
Synopsis: After a tragedy at sea claims the life of the presumed heir, Lord Crawley is faced with the possibility that the house he’s loved his whole life might someday belong to a distant cousin he’s never met. Will the fate of Downton and its family be resolved?
Dickinson (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: Dickinson audaciously explores the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson (Steinfeld). Set in the 19th century, Dickinson is a coming-of-age story that finds Emily Dickinson to be an unexpected hero for our millennial era.
The Spanish Princess (Starz & The Roku Channel)
Synopsis: Returning to the world of Tudor royal court intrigue, “The Spanish Princess’ is vivid and captivating story told uniquely from the point of view of the women, which also sheds light on a previously untold corner of history the lives of people of color living and working in 16th century London. Catherine of Aragon is the strong-willed young princess of Spain, who has been promised the English throne since she was a child. She arrives in a grey, rain-lashed England with her glorious and diverse court, including her ladies-in-waiting Lina – a Spanish noble of African Iberina descent – and the sweet and free-spirited Rosa.
Dangerous Liaisons (Starz)
Synopsis: “Dangerous Liaisons” is a bold prelude of Laclos’ classic 18th century novel focusing on the origin story of how his iconic characters, the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, met as passionate young lovers in Paris on the eve of the revolution. This modern take on a classic story takes audiences through wonder and terror, beauty and degradation, seduction and deception in pre-revolutionary Paris. Driven to right the wrongs of their past, the young couple’s survival depends on their skills of seduction and manipulation of not only the French nobility but of each other. Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton portray the notorious lovers: Camille who is taken in by the current Marquise de Merteuil (played by Lesley Manville) navigates her own path in a world of men, using the power of secrets to take back control, and Valmont who will stop at nothing to regain his title that was recently taken from him. Their on-again off-again love story is the heart of the series. It’s not love… it’s war.
The Pursuit of Love (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The Pursuit of Love follows the friendship between cousins Linda and Fanny, which will be put to the test as Fanny settles for a steady life and Linda decides to follow her heart.
Vanity Fair (Prime Video)
Synopsis: In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English Society than Miss Rebecca Sharp.
Pride and Prejudice (Hulu)
Synopsis: Andrew Davies’ multi-award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic Regency romance. Starring Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle and a fabulous supporting cast, this Pride and Prejudice pulsates with energy as lively; witty Elizabeth Bennet charms smoldering, haughty Darcy against a backdrop of a picture-postcard countryside, small-town assembly rooms and English stately homes.
Victoria (Prime Video)
Synopsis: The eight-hour drama follows 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 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.