The Best Costume Drama TV Shows

Olga Trędota 2020-08-18

Harlots

Drama Family 2017

Harlots

Drama Family 2017

  • Harlots
  • 7,4/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.

Great Expectations

Drama United Kingdom 2011

Great Expectations

Drama United Kingdom 2011

  • Great Expectations
  • 7,2/10

1 season, 3 episodes

The life of an orphan is changed by the providential intervention of a mysterious benefactor.

Poldark

Drama United Kingdom 2015

Poldark

Drama United Kingdom 2015

  • Poldark
  • 7,8/10

5 seasons, 43 episodes

Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession... falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest - only the bankers are smiling. It's 1783 and Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence to his beloved Cornwall to find his world in ruins: his father dead, the family mine long since closed, his house wrecked and his sweetheart pledged to marry his cousin. But Ross finds that hope and love can be found when you are least expecting it in the wild but beautiful Cornish landscape.

Outlander

Action & Adventure Adventure Drama Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2014

Outlander

Action & Adventure Adventure Drama Fantasy Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy USA 2014

  • Outlander
  • 7,6/10

6 seasons, 67 episodes

The story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that tears Claire's heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

War and Peace

Drama History Romance United Kingdom 2016

War and Peace

Drama History Romance United Kingdom 2016

  • War and Peace
  • 8,0/10

1 season, 6 episodes

A story that revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centered on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky.

Les Misérables

Drama United Kingdom 2018

Les Misérables

Drama United Kingdom 2018

  • Les Misérables
  • 7,9/10

1 season, 6 episodes

France, 1815. Jean Valjean, a common thief, is released from prison after having lived a hell in life for 19 years, but a small mistake puts the law again on his trail. Ruthless Inspector Javert pursues him thorough years, driven by a twisted sense of justice, while Valjean reforms himself, thrives and dedicates his life to good deeds. In 1832, while the revolution ravages the streets of Paris, Valjean and Javert cross their paths for the last time.

Downton Abbey

Drama United Kingdom 2010

Downton Abbey

Drama United Kingdom 2010

  • Downton Abbey
  • 8,1/10

6 seasons, 47 episodes

A chronicle of the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

Victoria

Drama United Kingdom 2016

Victoria

Drama United Kingdom 2016

  • Victoria
  • 6,9/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

The story of Queen Victoria, who came to the throne at a time of great economic turbulence and resurgent republicanism – and died 64 years later the head of the largest empire the world had ever seen, having revitalised the throne’s public image and become “grandmother of Europe”.

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

The Crown

Drama United Kingdom USA 2016

  • The Crown
  • 8,2/10

5 seasons, 40 episodes

The gripping, decades-spanning inside story of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Prime Ministers who shaped Britain's post-war destiny. The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

Pride and Prejudice

Drama United Kingdom 1995

Pride and Prejudice

Drama United Kingdom 1995

  • Pride and Prejudice
  • 8,2/10

1 season, 6 episodes

Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet's five unmarried daughters after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth.

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