Review: The Spanish Princess Episode 3: “An Audacious Plan”

“An Audacious Plan” begins with a familiar sight – Prince Henry escorting the Infanta into a church. This time it’s a somber affair. Prince Arthur has died, and our protagonist must don the grim black of a widow. Or, well, it’s supposed to be a somber affair – the English are quite proud of their […]

Gentleman Jack Episode 7 (2019)

*Spoilers Ahead* Episode 7 – titled “Why’ve you brought that?” – has a different flavor than the first six episodes. Whereas those episodes focused on the budding romance between Anne and Ann, this episode focuses on what happens after one of Anne’s passionate romances cools. It’s about Anne’s tenacity, her “dust-yourself-off-and-carry-on” mentality. The series has […]

Review: Gentleman Jack Episode 6 (2019)

*Spoilers Ahead* This episode, titled “Do Ladies Do That?” is a paradigm shift for our heroines and – possibly – the series itself. But first – a question: What the heck happened with Miss Lister’s groom – the one shot out of a tree? Is that based on some true event in the biographical Anne […]

News: New Pics Emerge From Set of Julian Fellowes’ “The English Game”

Thanks to the Yorkshire Post, We’ve finally gotten a look at some pictures from the set of Julian Fellowes’s (of Downton Abbey fame) new Netflix series, The English Game. It’s a period drama (what else!) about the inception and early days of “association football” – A.K.A. “soccer.” We already all know Fellows’ knows how to […]

British Cold War Series “Summer of Rockets” Premieres

Just one to put this one on your radar, BBC Two’s Summer of Rockets starring Keeley Hawes and Toby Stephens premiered this week in the United Kingdom to warm reviews. The six-episode limited series revolves around the semi-autobiographical account of a Russian-Jewish inventor and his family’s lives in the UK during the Cold War. Per […]

Downton Abbey Releases Trailer

Have y’all seen the first full-length trailer for Downton Abbey the movie? Like most period drama fans, I’m pretty excited about it. With Downton, we know we’re getting something nostalgic, a bit saccharine, but also something so sumptuous and immersive that it transports you back to the period like few other productions can. It’s a […]

Review: Gentleman Jack Episode 5 (2019)

*Spoilers Ahead* 9/10. Tremendous episode. I’m truly impressed with the thematic elements and how they brought all this human drama together to craft a powerful, affecting episode. Gentleman Jack Episode 5 not only has a long name (“Let’s Have Another Look at Your Past Perfect”), it also packs a punch – metaphorical AND literal. As in Episode […]

New Releases: Period Dramas Premiering May 17, 2019

I’m afraid it’s slim-pickings this weekend y’all. There are a few promising period dramas coming out on the silver screen in the next few weeks, but the only films available this weekend appear to be just a handful of limited releases: All Is True (“biopic” of Shakespeare’s later years, so Elizabethan England) – looks like […]