The brilliant HBO series Gentleman Jack is a comedy-drama created by Sally Wainwright and it follows the dynamic female landowner in 19th Century England as she arrives in Halifax to take care of her family estate. Her appearance and demeanor are very much masculine which becomes a subject of people’s judgment, but despite that, she takes all the judgment head-on and pursues multiple romantic relationships with women. HBO’s brilliant LGBTQ+ series has been canceled after its second season and the fans of the series are not happy with it, but there is nothing to be done about that so we made a list of the best you could watch after Gentleman Jack.
Synopsis: Written only months before Austen’s death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild) Sidney Parker, in eight thrilling episodes. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden, to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters, whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot take viewers from the West Indies, to the rotting alleys of London, exposing the hidden agendas of each character, allowing Charlotte to discover herself and ultimately find love.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Synopsis: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from renowned creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Executive Producer Daniel Palladino (Family Guy), written and directed by Sherman-Palladino and Palladino, stars Golden Globe winner Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) as Miriam “Midge” Maisel, a 1958 New York City woman who has everything she’s ever wanted—the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life suddenly takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent—one that changes her life forever.
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.
Synopsis: Stand-up comedian Mae (Martin) is stuck in a rut: she’s single, in recovery from a drug addiction and sleeping on a friend’s sofa. The jokes may be landing, but her life isn’t. When she meets the magnetic but previously heterosexual George (Ritchie), it doesn’t seem possible that George could be interested in her: George is like Princess Diana, while Mae resembles a kernel of corn… Nevertheless, the pair embark on a whirlwind romance, moving in together and triggering events that will change both their lives forever. Starring Mae Martin, Charlotte Ritchie, Lisa Kudrow and Sophie Thompson.
Tipping the Velvet
Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed novel by Sarah Waters and adapted by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Doctor Zhivago), this powerful BBC drama is both a frank depiction of lesbianism and a witty and moving account of a young woman who will win your heart while searching for her own. Starring Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes), Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Imitation Game).
It’s A Sin
Synopsis: 1981, and a gang of friends move in together, in the heart of London. As the decade unfolds, we follow their hopes and dreams, highs and lows, all coming out and coming of age. But a terrible new virus is on the rise, and they’ll need each other more than ever as the fight begins.
Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots is a powerful family drama offering a brand new take on the city’s most valuable commercial activity – sex. Based on the stories of real women, the series follows Margaret Wells (Morton) and her daughters, as she struggles to reconcile her roles as mother and brothel owner. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley (Manville), a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret will fight back, even if it means putting her family at risk. Brown Findlay will star as Charlotte, Margaret’s eldest daughter and the city’s most coveted courtesan who begins to grapple with her position in both society and her immediate family. Written by acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre, Tamara Drewe) and based upon an original idea by Moira Buffini and Alison Newman, Harlots is the first commission for Monumental Pictures, the independent company founded by Oscar nominated producers Alison Owen (Suffragette, Tulip Fever) and Debra Hayward (Bridget Jones’s Baby, Les Misérables).
Synopsis: From acclaimed novelist Sarah Waters comes this tale of dark deeds and intrigue, set in Dickensian London. It tells the story of two young women, one passion, mutual betrayal and final retribution.
Synopsis: Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings KILLING EVE centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfil her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. KILLING EVE topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two fiercely intelligent women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
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.
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